Psicothema (PSICOTHEMA)

Publisher: Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Psicología, Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias

Journal description

La revista Psicothema fue fundada en Asturias en 1989 y está editada conjuntamente por la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo y el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias. En la actualidad editamos cuatro números al año, lo que representa la publicación de unos cien artículos anuales. Se admiten trabajos tanto de investigación básica como aplicada, pertenecientes a cualquier ámbito de la Psicología, que previamente a su publicación son evaluados anónimamente por nuestros revisores. La mayoría de los trabajos se publican en español, pudiendo realizarse en inglés, atendiendo a la solicitud de los autores. La internacionalidad siempre fue una de nuestras divisas, pues consideramos que la psicología que se hace actualmente en lengua hispana es competitiva a nivel internacional y es necesario darla a conocer en nuestra propia lengua.

Current impact factor: 0.96

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.18
Cited half-life 5.40
Immediacy index 0.16
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.24
Website Psicothema website
ISSN 1886-144X
OCLC 44551846
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias

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    • Publisher last contacted on 21/01/2014
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    ABSTRACT: In the study of well-being there are two partially overlapping traditions that have been developed in parallel. Subjective well-being (SWB) has been associated with the hedonistic approach of well-being, and psychological well-being (PWB) with the eudaimonistic one. However, satisfaction with life, the most common SWB indicator, is not strictly a hedonic concept and contains many eudaimonic components. The objective of this research is to examine whether a Eudaimonic Well-being G-Factor of Satisfaction with Life (SWLS) and Psychological Well-being Scales (PWBS) emerges. 400 people from the general population of Colombia (Study 1) and 401 from Spain (Study 2), recruited via advertisement, voluntarily participated and filled in a booklet containing, in order of appearance, the PWBS and the SWLS. According to our hypothesis, parallel analysis, eigenvalues, scree plot graphs and exploratory factor analysis (Study 1) suggested the existence of a one-factor structure. Confirmatory factor analysis (Study 2) indicated that this one-factor model provided excellent data fit. Results of a multi-group confirmatory factor analysis confirmed cross-cultural factor invariance. These results question the view that the satisfaction with life indicator is uniquely hedonic and point to the need for a greater integration between hedonic and eudaimonic traditions.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):247-53. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2015.5
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between awareness and associative learning is a key controversial issue that remains to be elucidated. An experiment was designed to assess associative learning with and without perceptual awareness. Participants received repeated trials of two compatible stimuli sequences (S1 A → S2 A and S1 B → S2 B ), where S1 was a masked stimulus, and S2 an imperative stimulus for a reaction time (RT) task. After the acquisition phase, some probe trials of incompatible stimuli sequences (S1 A → S2 B and S1 B → S2 A ) were inserted among the compatible sequence trials during two testing sessions. Subsequently, subjects were classified as perceptually aware or perceptually unaware by means of a forced-choice identification task that was administered at the beginning and end of the experiment. The results showed perceptually unaware participants responded faster to compatible than to incompatible stimuli sequences. However, no priming effect was observed in aware participants. These results are discussed in terms of an S-R associative mechanism and provide strong evidence of unconscious associative learning.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):277-82. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.288
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyse the psychometric properties of the Somatic Complaints List (SCL) in Spanish child and adult populations. This instrument assesses the frequency with which people experience and feel pain such as stomach ache and headache, among others. It has been validated in different countries and languages (Dutch, English, and Persian), showing adequate psychometric properties. Nevertheless, it has never been validated in a Spanish context. For the adaptation and validation, we used two different samples: 1423 children, age ranging from 8 to 12 years old, selected from 12 primary and secondary schools at 7 locations in the Valencian Community, Spain (age = 9.11 years, SD = 1.27; 52.4% female); and 940 adults, age ranging from 18 to 56 years old (age = 32.3 years, SD = 11.62; 64% female). The Spanish adaptation of the SLC showed adequate levels of reliability and validity. The empirical evidence seems sufficient to justify using this diagnostic tool with Spanish children and adults.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):269-76. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2015.8
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    ABSTRACT: This study seeks to analyse the relationship between behaviour problems in deaf children and their auditory and communication development subsequent to cochlear implantation and to examine the incidence of these problems in comparison to their hearing peers. This study uses an ex post facto prospective design with a sample of 208 Spanish children, of whom 104 were deaf subjects with cochlear implants. The first objective assesses the relationships between behaviour problems, auditory integration, and social and communication skills in the group of deaf children. The second compares the frequency and intensity of behaviour problems of the group of deaf children with their hearing peers. The correlation analysis showed a significant association between the internal index of behaviour problems and auditory integration and communication skills, such that deaf children with greater auditory and communication development had no behaviour problems. When comparing behaviour problems in deaf children versus their hearing peers, behavioural disturbances are significantly more frequent in the former. According to these findings, cochlear implants may not guarantee adequate auditory and communicative development that would normalise the behaviour of deaf children.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):229-34. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.269
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the prevalence, characteristics and functions of Non-suicidal Self-injury (NSSI) among Spanish adolescents. The sample consisted of 1,864 adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years (Mean Age = 15.32, SD = 1.97, 51.45% girls). The participants completed a modified version of the self-report scale Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation (FASM; Lloyd, Kelley, & Hope, 1997) to assess rates and methods of NSSI used during the last 12 months. They also indicated the functions of NSSI. NSSI behaviors are common among Spanish adolescents. More than half of the sample showed such behavior in the past year, and 32.2% had carried out severe NSSI behaviors. The functions of NSSI were examined by using confirmatory factor analyses. Results supported a hierarchical model consisting of two second-order factors: automatic reinforcement, which explained both positive and negative automatic reinforcement, and social reinforcement, which explained both positive and negative social reinforcement. These dimensions are critical to understand the factors that maintain NSSI behavior and have implications for treatments.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):223-8. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.262
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    ABSTRACT: Recent studies have suggested that the age-personality relationship may be partly explained by age-related changes in response bias. In the present study, we analysed how age affected social desirability and acquiescence, and how this effect impacted the age-aggression relationship. We used the Indirect-Direct Aggression Questionnaire, which provides response bias and physical, verbal and indirect aggression scores independently of each other. We applied this test to a sample of 616 individuals aged between 18 and 96 (M = 49.24, SD = 24.81) and analysed the relationships between age and aggression measures with and without response bias. We found that social desirability and acquiescence increased by between one and two standard deviations between adulthood and old age. This affected the age-aggression relationship for all aggression scales and, especially for verbal and indirect aggression, whose relationships with age decreased from r = -.192 and r = -.309 to r = .012 and r = -.159, respectively, when response biases were controlled. When response bias and, in particular social desirability, are not controlled, elderly people tend to show aggression scores that are considerably lower than their true aggression levels.
    Psicothema 08/2015; 27(3):209-2015. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2015.32
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    ABSTRACT: Anxiety experienced by women during their participation in breast cancer screening programs can condition their adherence to the program. The aim was to determine whether a brief nursing intervention could reduce anxiety before screening mammography. A randomized controlled trial carried out with 436 Spanish women aged between 50-69 years, who attended a population breast cancer screening program. The experimental group received an ad-hoc tailored intervention, which consisted of offering information about the screening program and the mammography exam, as well as of providing personal emotional support. Anxiety was assessed using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Fear of screening outcome and fear of breast cancer were also assessed. Women of the experimental group had 60% less probability of having a high anxiety state (OR = 0.40; 95%: CI [0.25, 0.65]), after adjusting for sociodemographic and clinical variables. Regarding trait anxiety, no differences were observed between groups. The stratified analysis showed that this positive impact was greater in women who did not fear the screening outcome (OR = 0.24; 95% CI [0.11, 0.52]) or breast cancer (OR = 0.07; 95% CI [0.01, 0.41]). A protocolized nursing intervention reduced the probability of being anxious when undergoing a screening mammography.
    Psicothema 05/2015; 27(2):128-33. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.203
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of combining negative and positive items in scales in a Spanish-speaking context. Three telephone surveys of 233 people each were carried out. In one survey, 15 items from the Keyes Social Well-Being Scale were worded in a positive fashion; another survey presented 8 items in a positive fashion and 7 items in terms of direct denial; and in the third survey, 7 items were worded positively, 5 were worded in negative terms using polar opposites, and 3 terms were presented in terms of direct denial. The results show a greater tendency for the items in the Positive questionnaire to show results associated with the directionality of the items. However, this questionnaire shows higher values of the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, and better fit of the theoretical factor structure. In the survey that included only positive items, findings indicated the existence of acquiescence bias. However, a remedy to this situation only made matters worse, as the combination of positive and negative items seriously affected the internal consistency of the scales.
    Psicothema 05/2015; 27(2):192-200. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.266