The emo (or emo-core) culture born within the punk rock, as a growing trend in musical reality able to mix sounds and patterns at first sight close to the punk area, but instead highly differentiated. Over the last decade, the emo culture has aggregate a lot of people, united by life styles and psychological traits, such as narcissism and self-harm, and influenced by the screamo and power violence culture. The Chair of Community Psychology within the University of Palermo has produced a series of studies on behavioral styles and the perception of risk during the adolescent. This research focuses on understanding the relation between the risk perception, the health perception and the risk behavior in a sample of 406 youths, ranged in age from 13 to 25 years (M: 19.93, SD: 3.58). Results show that perceived invulnerability is related with some risk behaviors, such as alcohol abuse and self injury.
Keywords: Self injury, risk behaviors, perceived invulnerability
Chiara Dallavalle, Cinzia Novara, Carolina Messina, Sergio Diminica, Group self injury. Emo’s narcissism and self injury: perceived invulnerability and unrealistic optimism in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2011, pp. 75-88, DOI:10.3280/PSC2011-001008