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More than 40 years of research activity

Health research

6Research teams

+15Research areas

1research centres

Research areas

Violent behaviour and emotional problems

  • Adolescent depression: vulnerability and resilience.
  • Family violence: child abuse, child-parent violence, partner violence.
  • Cyber-aggression.
  • Development of preventive interventions and mindfulness.

Psychotherapeutic models

  • Outcome evaluation in health/disease processes.
  • Development of assessment instruments and methodologies in psychology.
  • Well-being and health in organisations
  • Non-substance addictions and associated cognitive-emotional and relational processes.
  • Health and quality of life in the elderly.

Learning and memory mechanisms

  • Contingency learning (learning causal and predictive relationships, cognitive biases, causal illusions, literacy learning and pseudoscience).

Neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental disorders

  • Rare Diseases: Neuromuscular, Neuromotor and Neurodevelopment.


  • Diagnosis and treatment of severe psychiatric illnesses, in particular psychosis and schizophrenia.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, in particular Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementias.
  • Development of Diagnostic Assessment Tools in Neuropsychology and normalisation processes in a normal healthy population.
  • Development of treatments for cognitive impairment and brain diseases.

Family psychology and family therapy

  • Interparental conflict and divorce.
  • Adoption.
  • Attachment and pre and postnatal relationships.
  • Family, pathology and health.