Age management in contesti professionali di alto livello: sviluppo di un protocollo intensivo e integrato di potenziamento neurocognitivo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Age management in high-level professional contexts: development of an intensive and integrated protocol of neurocognitive enhancement

Davide Crivelli, Michela Balconi, Laura Angioletti

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] In the last decade there has been a systematic shift in employment quotas in Italy in favor of over-50 professionals. These changes have brought new challenges in terms of maintaining the performance of senior workers and their subjective well-being. In the area of age management interventions, recent neuroscientific studies have shown the effectiveness of neurofeedback protocols on stress reduction and cognitive efficiency in a sample of senior managers. Starting from these evidences, an integrated neurocognitive training protocol was developed for the empowerment of cognitive, metacognitive and social functions in managers over-50. A first pilot case carried out an intensive three-week protocol, consisting of: i) neurofeedback training via wearable device; ii) cognitive training focused on cognitive flexibility, working memory, multitasking, reasoning, creativity and problem-solving; iii) metacognitive-social training focused on perspective-taking, self-awareness and self-regulation. The effects of the training were evaluated with a pre-post design. Psychometric, neuropsychological and behavioral outcome measures were integrated with the detection of neurometric (EEG) and autonomic markers (HR, HRV) at rest and during the performance of challenging tasks. The results suggest an increase in working memory performance, cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, inhibitory control, self-awareness and self-regulation, as well as a decrease in perceived stress levels. The analysis of task-related EEG and autonomic markers (event-related potentials N2 and P3, power α and β, HR) consistently highlight a profile of greater neurocognitive efficiency. The preliminary results highlight the potential of the integrated intensive protocol as a valid option for preventive age management interventions in high-level professional contexts.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Age management in high-level professional contexts: development of an intensive and integrated protocol of neurocognitive enhancement
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del XIII Convegno Nazionale di Psicologia dell'Invecchiamento
Pages78
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventConvegno Nazionale di Psicologia dell'Invecchiamento - Virtuale
Duration: 29 May 202030 May 2020

Conference

ConferenceConvegno Nazionale di Psicologia dell'Invecchiamento
CityVirtuale
Period29/5/2030/5/20

Keywords

  • Age management
  • Neuromanagement
  • Organizzazione
  • Potenziamento neurocognitivo

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