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Unit: Psychologie clinique et Psychologie de la Santé      
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Research

Research Theme

 "Unusual Eating Behaviors, Reward and Perception"

Research Interests

Eating Behaviors & Reward

  • The role of the reward system in the modulation of eating behaviors in anorexia nervosa and obesity;
  • How the perception of food portions modulates unusual eating behaviors in clinical populations;
  • Evidence-based clinical approaches to clinical populations associated with unusual eating behaviors;

Research on Aversive Control

  • Negative reinforcement procedures and clinical research;

Cerebral activation in response to negative reinforcement procedures


Teaching

Master in Clinical Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2017 – Current)

  • Competences of Diagnostic in Feeding and Eating & Depressive Disorders (Spring Term);
  • Personality Disorders (Fall Term);
  • Co-supervision of students’ master thesis, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Chantal Martin-Soelch.

Bachelor of Psychology, Faculdade Tecnologica do Vale do Ivai, Brazil (2017)

  • Psychology: Science and Profession.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Universidade do Norte do Parana, Brazil (2016 - 2017)

  • Organizational Behavior;
  • Psychology of Communication:
  • Psychology of Learning.

Honors in Education, Instituto Rhema de Educacao, Brazil (2016 - 2017)

  • Research Methodology;
  • Theories of Personality.

Publications

Papers Currently “Under Review”

  • Picolo, M., Milos, G., Bluemel, S., Schumacher, S., Müller-Pfeiffer, C., Ernst, M., Martin-Soelch, C. (2018). Food vs money? Effects of hunger on mood and behavioral reactivity to reward in anorexia nervosa. (Submitted to Appetite).
  • Picolo, M., Dantas, L. Z., Cinel, K. C., & David, L. (2018) Rethinking aversive control (Submitted to Perspectives on Behavior Science).

Papers Under Preparation

  • Picolo, M., Estanislau, C., Haymoz, S., Milos, G. & Martin-Soelch, C. (under preparation). Altered perception patterns in obesity.
  • Picolo, M. & Martin-Soelch, C. (under preparation). Negative reinforcement activated the neural reward circuitry.
  • Picolo, M., Milos, G., Bluemel, S., Schumacher, S., Müller-Pfeiffer, C., Ernst, M., Martin-Soelch, C. Mood reactivity to monetary reward in obesity under fasting.

Talks in Conferences

  • Picolo, M., Milos, G., Bluemel, S., Schumacher, S., Müller-Pfeiffer, C., Ernst, M., Martin-Soelch, C. (2018, September). Interactions between hunger and reward: mood reactions to reward in anorexia nervosa under starvation and satiety states. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Congress of the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – EABCT, EABCT, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Picolo, M. (2014, May). A Duração do 'Efeito Advertência' no Contexto Escolar. Paper presented at the III Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento (CPAC), Universidade Estadual de Londrina – UEL, Londrina, Brazil.
  • Picolo, M.; Potoski, D.; Assuncao, I. S.; Moryiama, F. M.; Reis, L. (2014, May). Agressividade no Contexto Escolar - Uma Revisão de Literatura. Paper presented at the VII Congresso de Psicologia e IV Congresso Nacional de Psicologia, Universidade Filadélfia – UniFil, Londrina, Brazil.
  • Picolo, M.; Potoski, D.; Assuncao, I. S.; Reis, L. A.; Moryiama, F. M. (2014, November). Fontes de Aprendizagem do Comportamento Agressivo. Paper presented at the Fórum Científico da Faculdade de Apucarana, Faculdade de Apucarana, FAP, Apucarana, Brazil.
  • Suzuki, E. H.; Zancopelli, B.; Moryiama, F. M.; Picolo, M.; Reis, L. A. (2014, November). NAP - Núcleo de Apoio Psicopedagógico. Paper presented at the Fórum Científico da Faculdade de Apucarana, Faculdade de Apucarana, FAP, Apucarana, Brazil.

Symposiums in Conferences 

  • Picolo, M. (2018, June). Anorexia nervosa and the reward system. In Filgueiras, G. B. (Chair). The reward system and research on clinical neuroscience. Symposium conducted at the V Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento (CPAC), Londrina, Brazil.
  • Picolo, M., Zatorre, L. D., Cinel, K. C. & David, L. (2018, June). Cause vs Function: behavior analysis and evolutive biology revisited, In Muchon, C. (Chair). A dialog between radical behaviorism and evolutive biology. Symposium conducted at the IV Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento (CPAC), Londrina, Brazil.
  • Picolo, M. (2016, June). O tratamento do TDAH : medicar é um exagero? In Filgueiras, G. B. (Chair). Caracterização, Diagnóstico e Tratamento do TDAH. O que o psicólogo precisa saber. Symposium conducted at the IV Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento (CPAC), Londrina, Brazil.
  • Cinel, K. C.; Picolo, M.; Zatorre, L. D.; David, L. (2016, June). Aplicação e considerações sobre o programa de desenvolvimento do comportamento “emitir sons vocálicos” em crianças. In Kienen, N. (Chair). Aplicacoes da programacao de ensino em diferentes contextos. Symposium conducted at the  III Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento (CPAC), Londrina, Brazil.

Posters in Conferences

  • Picolo, M., Martin-Soelch, C. (2018, September). Altered patterns of perception in obesity. Poster session presented at the 48th Annual Congress of the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – EABCT, EABCT, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Picolo, M. (2016, May). Orientações para o desenvolvimento de intervenções em grupo com filhos do divórcio. Poster session presented at the IV Jornada de Terapias Cognitivo-Comportamentais, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
  • David, L.; Picolo, M. (2016, June). Noção de causalidade: um diálogo entre a análise do comportamento e a biologia evolutiva. Poster session presented at the IV Congresso de Psicologia e Análise do Comportamento, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil.

Organization of Conferences / Congresses

  • V Congresso de Psicologia e Analise do Comportamento, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil (2018);
  • I Congresso do Nucleo SinaPsi, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil (2017);
  • IV Congresso de Psicologia e Analise do Comportamento, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil (2016);
  • III Jornada de Analise do Comportamento, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil (2015).

Scholarship

  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars (CHF 69,120.00).

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale (CUSO), Switzerland (2017 – Current)

  • (ONGOING) Reward and Eating Behaviors in Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity - under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Chantal Martin-Soelch.

Master of Science in Behavior Analysis, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Brazil (2014 - 2016)

  • “The effect of the diazepam on restraint-induced grooming in rats” - under the supervision of Prof. Dr Celio Estanislau.

Bachelor of Psychology, Faculdade Pitagoras de Londrina, Brazil (2012 - 2016)

  • A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Intervention for Children of the Divorce - under the supervision of M.Sc. Liziane Leite.

Bachelor of Theology, Faculdade Teologica Sul Americana, Brazil (2007 – 2010)

  • “About Wolves and Lambs – an analysis of expectancies in religious behaviors” - under the supervision of Prof. Dr Stephan Kürle.

Short-duration Formation

  • Animal Models of Psychopathology, Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia
  • Cogntive-behavioral group therapy, Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia
  • Integration between neurobiology and family therapy, Instituto da Familia.
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