Belén Mesurado

Belén Mesurado
Austral University (Argentina) · Instituto de Filosofía

PhD in Psychology

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Introduction
Belen Mesurado has a degree in Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology (Universidad Nacional de San Luis). She is an Independent Research Fellow of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) based at the Philosophy Institute. She is Deputy Director of Philosophy Institute. She works on issues related to Positive Psychology, focusing on the study of family and psycho-emotional factors in promoting prosocial behaviors in children and adolescents.
Additional affiliations
March 2017 - October 2020
Austral University (Argentina)
Position
  • Managing Director
August 2014 - December 2017
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
Position
  • Metodología de la Investigación
March 2014 - present
Austral University (Argentina)
Position
  • Metodología de la Investigación
Education
June 2005 - March 2010
Universidad Nacional de San Luis
Field of study
  • Doctorado - Tema de Investigación: "Experiencia óptima: estado de flujo en niños y adolescentes"
March 1998 - March 2003

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Publications (133)
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La empatía positiva implica una expresión de felicidad o alegría, la cual es resultado de comprender la condición emocionalpositiva de otra persona y compartirla. El objetivo de esta investigación fue evaluar las propiedades psicométricas de laadaptación de la Escala Disposicional de Empatía Positiva (Dispositional Positive Empathy Scale) en poblac...
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Introduction/Objetive: Work orientation includes the individual’s beliefs regarding the role of work in his/her life as a whole and what they are searching for in their careers. There are three types of orientation to work: job, career, and vocation. Work orientation has the distinction of examining how work connects with people’s lives and is, the...
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The purpose of this research is to study the efficacy of the home-based Hero program in promoting positive emotions and prosocial behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample included 237 12- to 15-year-old adolescents from Argentina. The level of positive emotions and prosocial behavior toward strangers, friends and family in the adolescent i...
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Objetivo. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Experiencias Espirituales Diarias (DSES). Se analiza específicamente la consistencia interna, la discriminación de los ítems, la estructura factorial exploratoria y confirmatoria, y la validez constructiva. Método. Se conformó una muestra de 692 adolesce...
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Attachment has a fundamental role in the development of empathy, which helps people interact with others and prevents aggressive behaviors. It is believed that having a secure attachment can promote empathy. However, there is no clear evidence about the relationship between insecure attachment styles and empathy. Therefore, a meta-analysis was perf...
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El poder evaluar las motivaciones vocacionales-ocupacionales y el florecimiento en los estudiantes de diversas carreras es un tema clave para la orientación vocacional. El determinar perfiles motivacionales y niveles de florecimiento por carrera puede ayudar a un mejor acompañamiento en el proceso de elección vocacional. En este estudio de campo no...
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We examined how relationship satisfaction changed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as how relationship satisfaction related to public pol�icy support. Conservation of resources (COR) theory suggests that societal-level stressors (such as a global pandemic) threaten familial and individual resources, straining couple relationships...
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This study examined parents’ (N = 10,141, 64% women) reports of their and their childrens’ depression, anxiety, and stress in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. The data come from the COVID‐19 Family Life Study (Ben Brik, 2020) and cohort recruited between April and December 2020. Participants completed online surveys that included the DASS‐21...
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Objective: We examined how relationship satisfaction changed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as how relationship satisfaction related to public policy support. Background: Conservation of resources (COR) theory suggests that societal-level stressors (such as a global pandemic) threaten familial and individual resources, strai...
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The present study aimed to study if emotional problems (depression and anxiety) and Dark Personality were predictors of sexting and grooming, and if this behavior differs by gender and age. A sample of 728 adolescents between 11 and 18 years of age (38% male) from three private high schools located in Buenos Aires and Paraná, Argentina, was drawn....
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Resumen La presente investigación consta de dos estudios. El objetivo del Estudio 1 es evaluar la validez factorial de una versión abreviada de la Escala de Calidad de la Amistad de Bukowski para adolescentes argentinos, con una muestra de 195 adolescentes (85 mujeres) de entre 13 y 16 años. El objetivo del Estudio 2 es poner a prueba el modelo obt...
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This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of the virtual Hero program on the promotion of empathy (emotional contagion, emotional recognition, and perspective taking) and prosocial behavior toward strangers. Moreover, we studied whether promoting empathy strengthened the program’s impact on adolescents’ prosocial behavior. The study included 43...
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Evidence suggests an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, particularly among emerging adults. However, theories on altruism born of suffering or adversarial growth suggest that we might also see prosocial behavior as a function of the pandemic, which may protect against mental health challenges. Because cultural values are central in d...
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Background: This study analyzed the difference in psychological distress of the healthcare workers in three different periods of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Argentina. Specifically, from the third week of the mandatory quarantine through the two following weeks. Methods: Analysis of the responses of 1,458 members of the hea...
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The objective of the present study is to analyze the correspondence between a categorical attachment questionnaire and a dimensional one in the assessment of children attachment. The Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire for Latency Age Children (ASCQ) and the Kern’s Security Scale were administered to 450 children, from middle-class backgr...
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Los estudios de empatía requieren abordar procesos afectivos, cognitivos y sociales asociados a la maduración individual, que permitan comprender la interacción social desde las disposiciones emocionales básicas. El objetivo de este estudio fue validar la escala de empatía desarrollada por Richaud, Lemos, Mesurado y Oros (2017) en una muestra de ni...
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Implementation of the Hero Program to promote empathy, positive emotions, forgiving attitudes and prosocial behavior in Mexican adolescents Implementação do Programa Herói para promover a empatia, emoções positivas, atitudes de perdão e comportamento pró-social em adolescentes mexicanos. R E S U M E N El programa Héroe es una intervención virtu...
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Objectives: The goal of this study was to provide a description regarding the perceived concerns and threats of the healthcare workers facing treatment of patients with COVID-19 during the early phase of the pandemic in Argentina, also analysing how these issues affected their psychological well-being. Study design: Cross-sectional design. Methods:...
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Introducción: El personal de salud es considerado como el principal grupo de riesgo durante la pandemia, debido a que se enfrenta no solo a situaciones como la falta de recursos hospitalarios y protocolos de procedimientos fluctuantes, sino también porque en ocasiones deben renunciar a la compañía de su familia por temor a contagiarla. En consecuen...
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The objectives of this study are to analyze the efficacy of the Virtual Hero Program during the social isolation due to COVID-19 to increase the positive emotions (joy, gratitude, serenity, personal satisfaction, and sympathy) and prosocial behavior of Colombian adolescents. Additionally, we will analyze whether the Hero program, by directly promot...
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La Teoría de la Autodeterminación refiere a tres necesidades psicológicas básicas, presentes en el transcurso de la vida de un individuo: autonomía, competencia y relación. El objetivo del presente trabajo es evaluar las propiedades psicométricas de la adaptación al contexto educativo de la Escala de Necesidades Psicológicas Básicas de Deci y Ryan...
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The health professional’s empathy has a positive effect on treatment outcomes and the well-being of both patients and professionals. The aim of this research was to assess the empathy levels of first-year medical and psychology students and to compare these levels with those of trained psychologists and physicians. In addition, we also analysed the...
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Bullying and cyberbullying are important risk factors for the mental health of adolescents. Bullying is defined as an intentional aggression, repeated on time, and characterized by a difference of powers between the victim and the aggressor. Cyberbullying is an aggression with the same characteristics of the bullying but carried out on the cyberspa...
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Studying childhood and adolescence from the perspective of positive development involves seeing them from the creation of skills and values that allow the child and the adolescent to move toward adulthood in a successful way, as well as considering them from the avoidance and prevention of violence, addiction, depression, and other mental health pr...
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El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar las propiedades psicométricas de la Adaptación de la Escala de Control del Yo (Ego-Undercontrol Scale) de Block y Block (1980, 2006) en estudiantes de Entre Ríos, Argentina. Así, se desarrollaron dos estudios. En el primero, se estudió la validez de constructo a través de un estudio de discriminación de...
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The objective of this paper was to develop a Multidimensional Flourishing Scale and to study its psychometric validation. This paper includes three different studies, in Study 1, it was analysed the development of the item for each dimension, the initial factor structure (using parallel analysis and exploratory factor analysis) and the internal con...
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Two studies are presented in which instrumental designed was used in two samples of university students of both sexes, age range from 17 to 30 years, who completed the Grit Scale in its original version (Duckworth et al., 2007) and abbreviated (Duckworth and Quinn, 2009), and the Spanish adaptation for students of the Ultrecht-Work Engagement Scale...
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Se conoce por pandemias anteriores, como la del SARS en 2003, que el personal de salud constituye un grupo de riesgo especial en lo que se refiere a la afectación del bienestar psicológico. Para estudiar las preocupaciones del personal de salud afectada al COVID-19 en Argentina, se realizó un cuestionario que preguntaba sobre tales preocupaciones,...
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The present study focuses on an analysis of the efficacy of the online intervention program called "Hero" for promoting prosociality and other socioemotional variables related to prosocial behavior, such as empathy, positive emotions, and forgiveness, in two Latin American countries: Argentina and Uruguay. The final Argentinean sample consisted of...
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La Iniciativa para el Crecimiento Personal es la participación activa, consciente e intencional de una persona en el proceso de cambio en cualquier dominio de su vida. El objetivo de este artículo es adaptar al español la Escala de Iniciativa para el Crecimiento Personal-II (PGIS-II) a una población adolescente de Entre Ríos, Argentina. Se analizar...
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La necesidad de dar una explicación académica de diferentes tipos de conductas o expresiones de generosidad que somos capaces de expresar los seres humanos. El objetivo principal es presentar una descripción y clasificación de los diferentes manifestaciones de generosidad o tipos de conductas prosociales, para luego hacer foco en 10 diferentes aspe...
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p>El capital psicológico es definido como un estado de desarrollo psicológico positivo que representa la valoración positiva que la persona hace de las circunstancias y su probabilidad de éxito basada en el esfuerzo y la perseverancia. Se trata de un constructo compuesto por cuatro componentes o fortalezas psicológicas: eficacia, optimismo, esperan...
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Resumen El objetivo principal de este trabajo consistió en evaluar las propiedades psicométricas de la adaptación a la lengua española de la Escala de Resiliencia del Yo Revisada (Ego- Resilience Scale – R) de Alessandri et al. (2007) y Vecchione et al. (2010) en población adolescente de Entre Ríos, Argentina de 11 a 17 años. Se analizó la validez...
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The current study was performed to assess the phenomenon known as Presence, to measure Anxiety responses, simulator sickness and autonomic activation in subjects of the general population. The sample consisted in 37 Argentine participants (15 male, 22 female) between ages 20 and 40; who were exposed to 3 virtual environments designed to research an...
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Empathy is relevant to sociomoral development, especially in relation to prosociality and the penalization of acts as faults and crimes (sociomoral judgment). The objective of this research was to test whether empathy is a predictor of prosociality and of perceptions of seriousness of delinquent acts among research participants in Argentina and Spa...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar la relación entre los estilos de humor adaptativos (humor afiliativo y humor mejoramiento personal) y desadaptativos (humor agresivo y humor descalificación personal) propuestos por Martin (2003), y las conductas agresivas físicas y verbales. Se trabajó con una muestra de 100 adolescentes argentinos, entre 16...
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Objective: There is a marked difference between the effects of psychotherapy for major depressive disorder (MDD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD), with treatment being less effective for the latter. Considering the importance of the therapeutic relationship in the prognosis of therapeutic results, some of these differential effects might b...
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Previous literature has been committed to study the impact of socio-economic variables on material life satisfaction and to study the impact on mental health on emotional life satisfaction. However, not many studies has investigated the impact of mental health over material life satisfaction. This paper has two main objectives: it explores the elem...
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The aim of this longitudinal study was to determine the associations among peer attachment, warmth from the mother and father, strict control by the mother and father, prosocial behavior, and physical and verbal aggression in adolescence. Few longitudinal studies have examined how peer attachment and parenting styles of the mother and father relate...
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Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) han generado grandes cambios en un sinfín de ámbitos, debido a que han posibilitado la introducción de tecnologías y la generación de nuevas metodologías de trabajo. En este contexto, Mesurado y colaboradores (2018) han desarrollado el Programa Héroe, primera aplicación web dirigida a promov...
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El presente estudio se plantea dos objetivos el primero es estudiar si las diferentes etapas del desarrollo profesional de docentes hacen variar los niveles de capital psicológico, engagement y burnout en docentes universitarios. Por otro lado, el segundo objetivo es estudiar la relación de las etapas del desarrollo profesional, del capital psicoló...
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The purpose of this article was to perform a psychometric study of the Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire (ASCQ) in Spanish language. This paper included three studies. The objectives of study 1 were to analyze the discriminative power of items, to carry out an EFA to determine the structure of the questionnaire, and to calculate the int...
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The objective of this paper was to validate the Spanish version of a prosociality scale that evaluates prosociality toward family members, friends and strangers. This objective was developed in two studies. In Study 1, EFA was conducted to test the construct validity of the scale. The reliability was tested using McDonald’s omega coefficient and co...
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Nobody seems to doubt that working toward a calling is much more rewarding than just working for financial rewards or promotions. Nevertheless, although it is acknowledged that people can experience callings in any activity, up to now, there are few studies on this construct in the context of commercial companies. In this paper we focus on studying...
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The current study aims to examine adolescents across four countries - Zambia, Ghana, Argentina, and India -, regarding: a) mother-child relationship; b) father-child relationship; c) adolescents’ emotion regulation; and d) the relationship between mother-child/father-child close relationships and adolescents’ emotion regulation. Sex differences wer...
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In the last 10 years, there has been a growing interest in applying knowledge about the functioning of the human brain to the field of education including reading, writing, and mathematics. On the other hand, recent advances in neuroscience highlight connections between emotion, social functioning, and decision-making. In particular, the neurobiolo...
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Prosocial behavior is a voluntary act intended to help or benefit another individual or group of individuals (Eisenberg, Mussen. The roots of prosocial behavior in children. Cambridge University Press; 1989). Several studies have shown that prosocial behavior inhibits aggressive behavior. Most intervention programs in psychology focus on reducing d...
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Human beings organize their behaviour in terms of their values, beliefs and previous experiences. This article aims to present an interaction model, taking ethical positions and empathy as predictors of prosocial behaviour and penalization of acts as faults and crimes (sociomoral judgement).
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RESUMEN El estudio evalúa la sensación de presencia, malestar por simulador y respuesta de ansiedad en sujetos de población general que fueron expuestos a 3 entornos virtuales diseñados para el abordaje de fobias. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 37 argentinos (15 varones, 22 mujeres) de entre 20 y 40 años. Los instrumentos utilizados fueron el cues...
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Los objetivos del presente estudio son: estudiar la relación entre los cinco gran-des rasgos de personalidad (extraversión, estabilidad emocional, apertura a la experiencia, responsabilidad y agradabilidad), el flujo y el compromiso acadé-mico; y poner a prueba un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales que analice la relación de los rasgos de personali...
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En el campo de la salud mental a nivel mundial se tiende a la integración de recursos digitales como complemento de la asistencia profesional para optimizar los tratamientos, responder a la demanda creciente y bajar los costos en los servicios de salud. Entre los profesionales argentinos poco se conocen estas posibilidades y su uso es limitado. El...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar la relación entre los estilos de humor Adaptativos (humor afiliativo y humor mejoramiento personal) y Desadaptativos (humor agresivo y humar descalificación personal) propuestos por Martin (2003) con las conductas agresivas físicas y verbales. Se trabajó con una muestra de 100 adolescentes argentinos, de edad...
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This paper has a dual purpose. First, it proposes to investigate adolescents’ opinion and acceptance of the new online program called “Hero”. Second, this paper studies the program’s effectiveness in promoting prosocial behavior. The sample included 51 male and female participants between the ages of 12 and 16 (average age 15.02; SD = 1.07; 49% mal...
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ABSTRACT. Simple and conditional judgements have been used in the research of action penalization, in order to assess if an action is or is not a fault or a crime, as well as to estimate its gravity degree. In this paper we decided to evaluate simple judgements in adolescents. he sample comprised 818 adolescents and young people between 15 and 21 y...
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Mesurado, B. Rodriguez, L. M. & Oñate, M. E. (2018) La Prosocialidad y diferentes aspectos de su desarrollo. En H. L. Mesones. La Psicoterapia y la Educación, Tomo IV. Buenos Aires: Editorial Salerno En este capítulo hemos presentado un breve recorrido en el que exponemos diferentes definiciones de la conducta prosocial así como diferentes aspecto...
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El principal objetivo de este segundo reporte es ofrecer una visión general de la realidad del hogar en 5 países latinoamericanos: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Perú y México. Estos documentos, que siguen un formato común, presentan una breve descripción del contexto de cada nación con datos socio-económicos, demográficos, aspectos legales o cultural...
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Mesurado, B. & Guerra, P. (2018) ¿Es más común el egoísmo en el ser humano que el altruismo? En. Reyes Duro, ¿Quiénes somos? Cuestiones entorno al ser humano. Pamplona: EUNSA El capítulo pretende desarrollar la idea de que las conductas de ayudas hacia los demás son tan comunes en los seres humano como la tendencia a las conductas egoístas. No es...
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La religión individualizada en cada uno de nosotros como un sistema de creencias brinda pautas de comportamiento, maneras de entender el mundo, a los demás y a nosotros mismos, de este modo nos ofrece un propósito al proyecto vital. El sentido de la vida es un tema fundamental en psicología para la comprensión de la naturaleza humana y la esencia d...
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The objective of this study is to test a longitudinal model that analyses the direct effect of negative emotions (anger, depression and anxiety, wave 1) on prosocial and aggressive behaviour (wave 2) in adolescents. And the indirect effect of negative emotions (wave 1) on prosocial and aggressive behaviour (wave 2) through regulatory emotional self...
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This paper studies the relationship between parental variables (authoritative parental style, maternal and paternal challenges), empathy and prosocial flow with different types of prosocial behaviors (prosocial behaviors toward different targets and different motivations of prosocial behavior). The sample included 539 students of both sexes (42.5%...
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The aim of this chapter is to summarize and integrate different studies carried out by different researchers, especially Argentineans, on prosociality, different types of it, different targets—as relatives, friends and strangers—and related variables such as empathy, positive emotions, aggressiveness, and contextual variables as characteristics of...
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ABSTRACT Aim: Behavior of neonatologists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in regard to euthanasia in critically ill neonates was analyzed, focusing on socio-cultural factors. Methods: An anonymous survey was designed to explore the decision-making process. Five-hundred-eighty neo-natologists from 36 neonatal units were invited to participate and 322 com...
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Obiettivo: Analisi del processo decisionale per l’eutanasia nei confronti di neonati con malattie critiche in Argentina, focalizzata in particolare sui fattori socio-culturali. Metodo: Sono stati utilizzati questionari anonimi per approfondire il processo decisionale. 580 neonatologi di 36 unità neonatali sono stati invitati a partecipare allo stud...
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El concepto de prosocialidad comprende aquellos comportamientos tendientes a ayudar o beneficiar a otras personas. Es de gran importancia su medición en la población para una adecuada convivencia social. Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron: estudiar la validez de constructo de la traducción española de la Escala de Prosocialidad de Caprara, S...
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Las emociones positivas son aquellas experiencias emocionales en las que predomina el placer o bienestar, con una interpretación personal positiva del suceso, por lo que traen consigo una cascada de cambios subjetivos a nivel fisiológico, psicológico, conductual e incluso social. Estas amplían nuestro repertorio de pensamientos y acciones, y potenc...
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The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between two different aspects of the parent–child relationship (parental challenge and authoritative parental style) and empathy as well as prosocial flow with prosocial behavior toward strangers, friends, and family. The participants were 422 young adults who were enrolled in undergraduate soc...
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Empathy is a basic socio-emotional process of human development that involves the ability to perceive, share, and understand the emotional states of others. This process is essential to successful social functioning. However, despite its significance, empathy has been difficult to define and measure, particularly when incorporating both its emotion...
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El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar qué proporción de variancia de la prosocialidad y de la agresividad predice las emociones positivas (alegría y gratitud, serenidad y satisfacción personal), la empatía (toma de perspectiva y preocupación empática) y la autoeficacia social. Dado que existen abundantes investigaciones que muestran que exi...
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En este estudio se analizan las propiedades psicométricas de la versión Española del Cuestionario de Conciencia Emocional (EAQ30; Rieffe et al., 2008). La EAQ30 fue administrada a 1316 adolescentes españoles de 14 a 16 años. Los datos confirman la estructura original de la escala de 6 factores. Los coeficientes de consistencia interna de las subesc...
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El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar qué proporción de variancia de la prosocialidad y dela agresividad predice las emociones positivas (alegría y gratitud, serenidad y satisfacción personal), la empatía (toma de perspectiva y preocupación empática) y la autoeficacia social.Dado que existen abundantes investigaciones que muestran que exist...