Carmen Moret-Tatay

Carmen Moret-Tatay
Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Martir" · Programa en Psicología

PhD

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The service-learning disciplines can offer a unique opportunity for civic development in university students, as there is a large body of research that links it to values and civic attitudes including a vast number of ecological issues and citizen variables. Moreover, one should bear in mind that these students are future generations that will face...
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The transition from on-paper to on-screen reading seems to make it necessary to raise some considerations, as a greater attentional effort has been claimed for print texts than digital ones. Not surprisingly, most university students prefer this digital medium. This research aims to examine reading times by contextualizing this phenomenon into two...
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Research shows that pet ownership is associated with different personality traits. In addition, the personality of pet owners is related to their level of attachment to their animals. Although there are already studies in the literature on this topic, few have examined these associations in the Brazilian population. The aim of this study, therefore...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between language components, such as lexical density, length, and content in terms of “Time, Space and Action”, with MMSE scores. For this reason, a group of 33 older participants, without a diagnosis of dementia, was examined, providing information regarding recent and future events. Participan...
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Background: There is considerable evidence to indicate that higher perceived social support (PSS) is related to greater subjective well-being (SWB). However, there are several factors which can impact this relationship. The present cross-sectional study explored the relationship from the perspective of the self-discrepancy theory and applied the do...
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Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) can provide better data quality for different purposes; however, some age groups might lie outside its use. Understanding the barriers to its adoption is of interest in different fields. This work aims at developing a measurement instrument of the adoption attitudes towards this technology and examining th...
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Virtual Assistants (VA) are a new groundbreaking tool for screening cognitive impairment by healthcare professionals. By providing the volume of data needed in healthcare guidance, better treatment monitoring and optimization of costs are expected. One of the first steps in the development of these items is the experience of the healthcare professi...
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Background: Hypertension is the most common medical condition during pregnancy. Hypertensive disorders are associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes for both mother and fetus. This study examined the role played by personality and coping strategies in relation to blood pressure levels during pregnancy. The specific goal was to study wh...
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The world we live in is drastically different from previous decades in terms of digitalization expansion. Logically, one might expect that these changes modify the way we behave, our habits, the way we do tasks, communicate and access information (Moret-Tatay et al., 2018; Wang et al., 2021). And, therefore, the functioning of the brain and even it...
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The aim of this study was to examine the effect of trial-by-trial corrective feedback in a go-no-go task for children. A sample of 40 preschool students, divided into 4- and 5-year-olds, participated in the study, as well as a group of 20 university students. All the groups performed the task in a counterbalanced design of blocks with and without c...
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En la última década se ha observado un incremento en la aplicación de programas para reducir la violencia en las escuelas. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar la efectividad de programas relacionados con la violencia escolar por medio de una revisión sistemática de la literatura y un metanálisis. Siguiendo los pasos sugeridos por el...
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Community-dwelling older adults have raised the scientific community’s interest during the COVID-19 era as their chronic conditions might be aggravated by the consequences of confinement. Digital devices in this field to monitor cognitive impairment are an emerging reality of an innovative nature. However, some groups may not have benefited from th...
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Background: Stroke is the main cause of disability in adults; the most common and long-term sequela is upper-limb hemiparesis. Many studies support the idea that mental motor imagery, which is related to the visualization of movement patterns, activates the same areas of the cortex as if the movement occurred. Objectives: This study aims to exam...
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The literature has shown that preadolescents with ADHD might benefit from specific actions such as the presence of corrective feedback during a task. In order to examine these effects, a sample of preadolescents was selected and divided into two groups: a control group and a target group with ADHD. Participants had to perform a decision-making task...
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The study investigated the association between learning strategies and academic self-efficacy in elementary school students, identified profiles according to these variables and compared them in relation to psychopathological symptoms. The sample included 252 participants (126 elementary school students and 126 parents/guardians). The instruments u...
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The spread of Covid‐19 is a worldwide phenomenon, unprecedented in modern times. Differences among countries in such matters are of interest as they provide a unique window to understand human behaviour and culture. The aim of this study is to examine cross‐cultural differences in state anxiety, and any moderating role of resilience and social cont...
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The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has worsened the physical and mental health of the general population. Healthcare workers have a high risk of suffering a mental disorder after the first wave. In this way, psychologists, who deal with mental health issues and are considered as healthcare workers in many countries, are of interest in this con...
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Background: Hypertensive disorders are important causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and death. Considering the role of both physical and psychological factors in pregnancies complicated by hypertension, the aim of this study is to examine psychological factors and coping strategies in pregnancies complicated by hypertension. Methods: Cro...
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Migrants and refugees need international protection, particularly during a crisis such as the current health pandemic. The aim of this research was to examine the mental health and attitudes towards COVID-19 in migrants and refugees compared to the general Spanish population. Moreover, the nature of resilience was examined as a mixed component thou...
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The aim of this research was to examine the moderation effects of comparative thinking (CT) across the relationship between gratitude and affect during the COVID-19 outbreak. To this purpose, multiple regression as well as moderation analyses were carried out. Age and sex were also addressed as variables of interest as described in previous literat...
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Parent-implemented interventions are a highly common approach for enhancing communication and linguistic abilities of late talkers, involving a population that shows a small expressive vocabulary in the absence of other deficits that could explain it. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of a parent-implemented language intervention, It Takes T...
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Resilience has attracted the interest of the scientific community during the Covid-19 outbreak, as a protective factor in mental health. As the migrant population arguably has one of the most vulnerable profiles in the current health crisis, the aim of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Brief Resilient...
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It is known that among those seeking to cease consumption of alcohol, there can be as high as a 50% relapse rate in the first 12 months. Different tools for treatments have been developed, such as telehealth, with the aim of helping this population. As a result of this demand, technology has gained strength in recent years. A new point of view abou...
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The face is a fundamental feature of our identity. In humans, the existence of specialized processing modules for faces is now widely accepted. However, identifying the processes involved for proper names is more problematic. The aim of the present study is to examine which of the two treatments is produced earlier and whether the social abilities...
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Objective: To investigate the mediator role of locus of control on the relationship between the Big Five personality traits and the manifestation of depression symptoms in cancer outpatients. Method: Participants consisted of 220 cancer outpatients (138 women and 82 men), evaluated individually at the hospital waiting room. The measures applied...
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Interest in the study of emotions in education has grown in recent years. Some of our modern challenges, such as constantly adapting to new scenarios or the need for team work have justified the introduction of emotional competence into educational systems, while diverse studies confirm the relationship between music and emotional intelligence, so...
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After a lockdown, particularly one where human life is at risk, there are expected to be psychological consequences. The examination of personality traits, where different adaptative and non-adaptative behaviors in the face of adversity are expected, is our interest. The aim of this research was to analyze the role fear of personal death played dur...
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Objective: to investigate the role of personality in pregnancies complicated by hypertension, thru analysis of structure and associations between negative affect and coping strategies, and their role towards psychological distress. Method: a cross-sectional study with 343 women, where 192 pregnancies complicated by hypertension, was carried out...
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Aims To compare the difference in the quality of life between temporomandibular disorders (TMD) patients and non-TMD subjects diagnosed with the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) or the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD). Methods Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online...
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Plasticity has been related to some compensatory behavioral changes in aging that might occur, in many fields, personality included. Literature also supports its linked with quality of life in late life. However, the question of whether personality might affect symptomatology in the elderly, and its inherent relation to quality of life, has been th...
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In the contexts where people with intellectual disability work, there are factors that determine their job satisfaction. The objective of this study was to test the adequacy of the central assumptions of the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) theory in workers with intellectual disability employed in different work alternatives. Data from 362 workers in...
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Italy and Spain are two representative examples on strict lockdown last March 2020, also suffering a high rate of mortality in Europe. The aim of this study is to examine their attitudes confronting death awareness during the Covid-19 outbreak. Moreover, Personality was also considered. Different sociodemographic, in situ questions related to attit...
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The aim of this study was to examine the role of virtual environments in visual recognition. A classic and economically accessible technique was chosen: anaglyph. A battery of images that differed in their emotional charge was developed. The emotional valence of the new stimulus was evaluated using the SAM battery. 2D and anaglyph modalities were a...
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Alcohol abuse is one of the main causes of health problems in the world. In response to these alcohol-related health consequences, telehealth supportive counseling has emerged, offering new strategies of dealing with addition problems. Most of telehealth supportive counseling strategies are focused on coping more precisely with positive and negativ...
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Cognitive reserve enables individuals to preserve their cognition, despite a possible underlying brain pathology. The objective was to verify which components contribute to an indirect measurement of cognitive reserve in older adults, assessed longitudinally within a four-year interval. The sample was comprised of 64 older adults from the community...
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Background: Hypertension is a disorder that affects many people and its complications can cause serious damage to health. In pregnancy, it is even more serious with risks both to pregnant women and their fetuses. This study investigated the role played by personality and coping strategies in blood pressure levels during pregnancy. Its specific goal...
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Word and face recognition are processes of interest for a large number of fields, including both clinical psychology and computer calculations. The research examined here aims to evaluate the role of an online frequency’s ability to predict both face and word recognition by examining the stability of these processes in a given amount of time. The s...
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Both word and face recognition processes are related to the fusiform gyrus which is located in the temporal and occipital lobes of the brain. Although both processes present several similarities, there are also remarkable differences between word and face recognition processes. These differences include a vast range of approaches and result from di...
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The main goal of this research is to describe the psychopathological symptoms comorbid to animal hoarding disorder. This is a cross-sectional study with a sample of a 33 individuals sample diagnosed with animal hoarding disorder. For data collection, a Sociodemographic Data questionnaire and a Semi-Structured Clinical Interview were used, based on...
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Face recognition is a crucial subject for public health, as socialization is one of the main characteristics for full citizenship. However, good recognizers would be distinguished, not only by the number of faces they discriminate but also by the number of rejected stimuli as unfamiliar. When it comes to face recognition, it is important to remembe...
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El presente libro aúna las contribuciones de diversas colaboraciones con el grupo de investigación MEB LAB (MIND, EMOTION, & BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH LABORATORY). Este equipo se encuentra activamente implicado en el estudio de procesos cog-nitivos, tanto a nivel teórico como aplicado tratando de examinar la complejidad de la mente humana, la emoción y...
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The service-learning disciplines can offer a unique opportunity for the civic development of sustainable values, as there is a large body of research that links them to values and civic attitudes. Given the need to develop instruments to measure the impact of service-learning methodology in early adolescence, a questionnaire was developed. For this...
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Face recognition is located in the fusiform gyrus, which is also related to other tasks such word recognition. Although these two processes have several similarities, there are remarkable differences that include a vast range of approaches, which results from different groups of participants. This research aims to examine how the word-processing sy...
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Background: The purpose of this study was to characterize the cognitive performance of individuals with animal hoarding. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study, in which 33 individuals between the ages of 29 to 84 (M = 61.39; SD = 12.69) with animal hoarding have been assessed. The participants completed a neurocognitive battery including measur...
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Background: The service-learning disciplines can offer a unique opportunity for civic development in university students, as there is a large body of research that links them to values and civic attitudes regarding a vast number of ecological issues and citizen variables. Moreover, one should bear in mind that these students are future generations...
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Gender-based violence is a phenomenon deeply rooted in social, cultural, psychological, and educational factors. To comply with social demands, Government agencies have promoted numerous development plans to reduce this kind of violence. The measures taken by the Spanish Government include preventive and educational measures as well as direct inter...
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Ageing seems to present a bias towards positive stimuli that might be reflected in response times. However, this process is more complex for middle-aged adults, and even more in schizophrenia. In order to examine this issue, an experimental study was carried out in which 48 participants were divided into two groups: an experimental group of 24 part...
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Eating-compensatory behaviors are associated with biological and psychological complications, with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Different elements may contribute to the development of eating-compensatory behaviors, such as genetic, physiological, environmental, and temperamental factors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the...
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Acquiring musical skills requires sustained effort over long periods of time. This work aims to explore the variables involved in sustaining motivation in music students, including perceptions about one’s own skills, satisfaction with achievements, effort, the importance of music in one’s life, and perception of the sacrifice made. Two models were...
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The importance of trait indebtedness in the context of the study of gratitude has been growing in recent years, since both constructs form complex dynamics in response to the reception of a gift. In this work, the disposition to feel indebtedness is studied, through analysis of convergence and divergence, exploratory, and confirmatory analysis in t...
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Several biopsychosocial changes in individuals' life might happen, resulting in a decline of long-term cognitive abilities. In this way, the aim of this study was to compare cognition in non-clinical older adults in Brazil during a four-year period, as well as to examine which variables may explain cognitive function variations identified during th...
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Technology can help support the goal of many older adults to live independently, though cognitive, attitudinal, and other barriers often result in a "digital divide" in which older adults use and adopt new technology at a lower rate compared to younger adults. Due to the many potential benefits of technology it is not surprising that interest in to...
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Emotions are considered distractions that often prompt subsequent actions. In this way, the aim of this work was to examine the role of distracting stimuli on the relationship of RT and accuracy. In order to do that, a word recognition task was carried out in which emotional valence was manipulated. More precisely, a mediational model, testing how...
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El deterioro cognitivo leve (DCL) es una condición clínica que presenta pérdidas cognitivas por encima de lo esperado para la edad o la escolaridad, no cumpliendo criterios diagnósticos para los cuadros demencia. El presente artículo comparó el desempeño de ancianos en la prueba Wisconsin de clasificación de cartas versión reducida (WCST-64) en una...
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For any professional, it is of crucial importance to know not only how coping styles and strategies are present in an individual, but to know about its role to the treatment of alcohol abuse. Moreover, new approaches have emerged in this area in terms of relapse prevention and the counseling by phone can be an alternative. The aim of this study is...
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Resumo Declínio Cognitivo Leve (DCL) é uma condição clínica que apresenta perdas cognitivas acima do esperado para idade ou escolaridade, não preenchendo critérios diagnósticos para quadros demenciais. Este artigo comparou o desempenho de 56 idosos no Teste Wisconsin de Classificação de Cartas, versão reduzida (WCST-64) em uma amostra de idosos com...
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Throughout the life cycle, there is a tendency for individuals to increase and/or decrease some personality traits. The present study aimed to compare the magnitude of the Big Five personality traits among adults and the elderly, and to identify the role of socio-demographic variables (age, schooling, sex and marital status) in their personality tr...