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Psychology

Research areas

Fields of action and teams attached to each research area

Labpsico and Psycholinguistics

This area focuses on studying the mechanisms through which people discover causal relationships in their environment. This research is currently being applied to develop strategies to reduce people’s belief in the pseudoscience and superstition.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Helena Matute, PhD. Chair in Psychology

Study of Stress from the Cognitive Therapy Perspective

This area analyses how cognitive styles moderate stress and psychological maladjustment (anxiety, depression, violent behaviour,…). It works on developing cognitive style assessment instruments applied to different groups, as well as stress intervention programmes adapted to certain groups; victims of violence, professionals, adolescents, etc.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Esther Calvete Zumalde, PhD. Associate Professor

Assessment, Clinical Diagnosis and Health

This area focuses on analysing the theoretical and conceptual fundamentals, methodological strategies and intervention techniques of the different psychotherapeutic models used to solve psychological problems. The research looks to establish the efficiency/effectiveness levels of psychological intervention and its limitations. The aim is to identify the components that determine successful therapy and the best way to combine them to improve psychotherapeutic interventions to treat specific disorders or clients who meet the profile for a certain therapeutic model.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Joseba Iraurgi, PhD. Private University Lecturer

Assessment and Intervention with Family and Minors

This research area centres on analysing the mechanisms that link how families function to each members’ well being and psychological adjustment. This includes minors or adults, during crisis situations or problems (interparental conflicts, parentality and children´s upbringing, attachment, adoption, foster homes, problems related to reproduction, multiple problem families in social services, drug dependency, adoption, foster homes,…).

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Ana Martínez Pampliega, PhD. Chair in Psychology

Neuropsychology of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

The main objectives of this research area are: identify the possible endophenotypic traits that could aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of illnesses and the different diagnosis subgroups which include: cognitive and clinical profiles, genotypes, and neuroanatomical bases; development of efficient treatment and experimental testing of efficiency evidence; adaptation and standardisation of diagnostic and assessment instruments.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Natalia Ojeda del Pozo, PhD. Associate Professor

Health and Quality of Life in the Elderly

Study of psychosocial variables related to older people keeping an active healthy lifestyle in the personal and social aspects; benefits and impacts on health, well being and development of positive patterns needed to face and adapt to changes.

  • This research areahas been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Silvia Martínez Rodríguez, PhD. Private University Lecturer

Neuro-e-motion

This area centres on activities related to the creation, development and validation of assessment and psychosocial programmes for persons suffering from neuromuscular and rare diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders. It also focuses on the families of these patients. Another key aspect is the use of technologies such as the Internet and virtual realities to develop tools that can improve these patient's quality of life from the psychosocial point of view.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Imanol Amayra Caro, PhD. Associate Professor of Psychology

Research areas

Fields of action and teams attached to each research area

Labpsico and Psycholinguistics

This area focuses on studying the mechanisms through which people discover causal relationships in their environment. This research is currently being applied to develop strategies to reduce people’s belief in the pseudoscience and superstition.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Helena Matute, PhD. Chair in Psychology

Study of Stress from the Cognitive Therapy Perspective

This area analyses how cognitive styles moderate stress and psychological maladjustment (anxiety, depression, violent behaviour,…). It works on developing cognitive style assessment instruments applied to different groups, as well as stress intervention programmes adapted to certain groups; victims of violence, professionals, adolescents, etc.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Esther Calvete Zumalde, PhD. Associate Professor

Assessment, Clinical Diagnosis and Health

This area focuses on analysing the theoretical and conceptual fundamentals, methodological strategies and intervention techniques of the different psychotherapeutic models used to solve psychological problems. The research looks to establish the efficiency/effectiveness levels of psychological intervention and its limitations. The aim is to identify the components that determine successful therapy and the best way to combine them to improve psychotherapeutic interventions to treat specific disorders or clients who meet the profile for a certain therapeutic model.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Joseba Iraurgi, PhD. Private University Lecturer

Assessment and Intervention with Family and Minors

This research area centres on analysing the mechanisms that link how families function to each members’ well being and psychological adjustment. This includes minors or adults, during crisis situations or problems (interparental conflicts, parentality and children´s upbringing, attachment, adoption, foster homes, problems related to reproduction, multiple problem families in social services, drug dependency, adoption, foster homes,…).

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Ana Martínez Pampliega, PhD. Chair in Psychology

Neuropsychology of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

The main objectives of this research area are: identify the possible endophenotypic traits that could aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of illnesses and the different diagnosis subgroups which include: cognitive and clinical profiles, genotypes, and neuroanatomical bases; development of efficient treatment and experimental testing of efficiency evidence; adaptation and standardisation of diagnostic and assessment instruments.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • This team has been awarded Basque Government category A status
  • Principal Investigator: Natalia Ojeda del Pozo, PhD. Associate Professor

Health and Quality of Life in the Elderly

Study of psychosocial variables related to older people keeping an active healthy lifestyle in the personal and social aspects; benefits and impacts on health, well being and development of positive patterns needed to face and adapt to changes.

  • This research areahas been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Silvia Martínez Rodríguez, PhD. Private University Lecturer

Neuro-e-motion

This area centres on activities related to the creation, development and validation of assessment and psychosocial programmes for persons suffering from neuromuscular and rare diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders. It also focuses on the families of these patients. Another key aspect is the use of technologies such as the Internet and virtual realities to develop tools that can improve these patient's quality of life from the psychosocial point of view.

  • This research area has been recognised by the University of Deusto
  • Principal Investigator: Imanol Amayra Caro, PhD. Associate Professor of Psychology