Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero

Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain) | UNIRIOJA · Education Sciences

Ph D
Vicerrector de Investigación e Internacionalización, Univ. Rioja Vice-Chancellor of Research and Internationalization

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Introduction
Eduardo Fonseca Pedrero (Oviedo, 12-12-1981). Doctor en Psicología, Profesor Titular de Psicología, Universidad de La Rioja (UR). PhD Psychology. Associate Professor of Psychology, University of La Rioja. https://eduardofonsecapedrero.wordpress.com/, http://www.p3-info.es/
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2018 - December 2022
Centro de Investigación Biomedica En Red del Área de Salud Mental
Position
  • Researcher
September 2010 - July 2018
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2006 - July 2009
University of Oviedo
Field of study
  • Psychology
January 2005 - June 2006
National Distance Education University
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychollogy

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Publications (336)
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Background: Schizotypal traits are considered a phenotypic-indicator of schizotypy, a latent personality organization reflecting a putative liability for psychosis. To date, no previous study has examined the comparability of factorial structures across samples originating from different countries and cultures. The main goal was to evaluate the fa...
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Ten steps for test development. Background: Tests are the measurement instruments most used by psychologists to obtain data about people, both in professional and research contexts. The main goal of this paper is to synthesize in ten steps the fundamental aspects that must be taken into account when building a test in a rigorous way. Method: Fo...
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Psychotic experiences (PEs) are common in the general population but do not necessarily reflect a risk status if they occur in relative isolation or are not distressing. Emerging evidence suggests that PEs might be experienced as more benign for individuals from collectivistic low-and middle-income countries (LAMIC) compared with individ-ualistic h...
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Elucidating schizotypal traits is important if we are to understand the various manifestations of psychosis spectrum liability and to reliably identify individuals at high risk for psychosis. The present study examined the network structures of (1) 9 schizotypal personality domains and (2) 74 individual schizotypal items, and (3) explored whether n...
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A pilot study of the effects of metacognition-oriented social skills training (MOSST) on social functioning in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) reported promising results. The main purpose of the current trial was to compare the effectiveness and potential benefits of MOSST vs conventional social skills training (SST). Single-b...
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Bullying remains one of the most serious problems affecting school systems around the world. The negative consequences of bullying in the short and long term have been widely documented, showing that victimized students are at greater risk of suffering psychosocial distress. In this paper, we first summarize the current situation of bullying preven...
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Suicide is a serious public health problem. The main goal of this paper is to carry out a narrative review of suicidal behavior in adolescents. Basically, the aim is twofold: to provide updated information and to introduce mental health professionals and society to this topic for their training and knowledge. To this end, first, a conceptual delimi...
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La conducta suicida es un problema socio-sanitario de primer orden. El objetivo general de este trabajo es realizar una revisión narrativa de la conducta suicida en adolescentes. Básicamente, se trata de introducir este tópico a los profesionales de la Psicología y a la sociedad en su conjunto de cara a su formación, información, sensibilización y...
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Background: In order to prevent school bullying and cyberbullying, brief measurement instruments with adequate psychometric properties are required. The objective of this study was to develop a combined reduced version of the European Bullying Intervention Project Questionnaire (EBIP-Q) and the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionn...
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The prevention of cyberbullying at school requires assessing its prevalence by means of brief measurement instruments with adequate psychometric properties. The present study aims to study the psychometric properties of the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire (ECIP-Q) in a sample of 1777 Spanish adolescents (54.1% women, M = 1...
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En este capítulo se explica la comprensión de la psicosis desde una perspectiva fenomenológica y las implicaciones que conlleva, poniéndola en relación con el concepto de metacognición.
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Problematic use of the Internet among adolescents has risen in the last decade. The Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) is one of the most frequently internationally-used tools developed to assess Problematic Internet Use (PIU). However, evidence concerning its validity and reliability in its Spanish version for the adolescent population is curren...
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The practice of clinical evaluation and intervention for schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders (SSPDs) is progressively integrating a developmental perspective, targeting premorbid, clinical high-risk, and early phases along the continuum of symptom severity. Notwithstanding important progress in early intervention, clinical challeng...
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Access to evidence-based early intervention for adolescents with psychosis is critically important. The aim of this work was analysing the feasibility, acceptability and potential effects of a psychological intervention based on metacognitive interpersonal therapy (MIT) in adolescents presenting with early psychosis. Twenty-three participants (aged...
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DESCRIPCIÓN La entrevista es una de las técnicas más utilizadas por profesionales de la psicología en su quehacer cotidiano. Su riqueza conlleva un esfuerzo no menor: el requerir de entrenamiento específico para su dominio. La variedad de objetivos, funciones y ámbitos en los que se usa la entrevista justifican que no haya una «única» manera de alc...
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Background/Objective: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire self-report (SDQ-S) has been extensively used to assess mental health problems among children and adolescents. However, previous research has identified substantial age and country variation on its psychometric properties. The aim of this study was three-fold: i) to evaluate interna...
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Introduction The use of internet among children and adolescent has risen in the last decade. In addition, suicide is the second cause of death among adolescents. Previous research have indicated the relation between Problematic Internet Use (PIU) and different mental health problems. Nonetheless there is a lack of studies analyzing the relation bet...
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Introduction PIU has not yet been recognized by diagnostic classification systems, but it has received increasing research and clinical attention. It is defined as a generalized and compulsive use of the Internet associated with a loss of control and negative consequences for the individual Objectives The main goal was to analyze the relation betw...
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Background The concept of aberrant salience is related to the onset of psychosis. Its study is important for early identification and possible intervention in processes activating later positive symptoms. Objectives This study validated the Spanish Aberrant Salience Inventory (ASI) for adult and clinical populations. Methods The sample consisted...
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Background: Network analysis has been used to explore the interplay between psychopathology and functioning in psychosis, but no study has used dedicated statistical techniques to focus on the bridge symptoms connecting these domains. The current study aims to estimate the network of depressive, negative, and positive symptoms, general psychopatho...
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Widespread research on educational systems has made it possible to identify the main factors that define students’ educational success. Nevertheless, these studies have not been very efficient when it comes to transferring their conclusions to the applied contexts where those who teach or make decisions about educational systems move. The main reas...
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Background: The main goal of the study was to assess the neurocognitive performance in adolescents at high psychometric risk for mental health problems. Method: A sample of 48 participants at high risk for mental disorders and an age-gender matched healthy comparison group of 48 adolescents were identified from a community-derived sample of 1,50...
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Resumen El acoso escolar es una forma de agresión reiterada sobre una persona con intención de hacerle daño y partiendo de una situación de abuso de poder. El objetivo del presente trabajo ha sido estudiar la asociación entre el acoso escolar y el ajuste socioemocional y conductual en una muestra de 1777 adolescentes (M = 15.71 años, DT = 1.26, 54....
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Bullying is a form of repeated aggression against a person with the intent to harm and participate in a situation of abuse of power. The main goal of this study has been to analyze the association between school bullying and the socio-emotional and behavioral adjustment of adolescents involved in bullying situations as victims or as aggressors. To...
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https://theconversation.com/conducta-suicida-en-adolescentes-a-que-debemos-estar-atentos-176710
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One of the consequences of the COVID-19 health crisis was the general lockdown. Research shows that lockdown situations may cause changes in addictive behaviors. The objective of the present study was to analyze the impact of lockdown on the addiction pattern of university students in order to design interventions adjusted to the students' needs. T...
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En España, por término medio, once personas mueren cada día por suicidio. El último informe del Insti-tuto Nacional de Estadística (2020) arroja cifras récord en nuestro país por esta causa de muerte: casi 4.000 personas. La sorpresa generalizada que suele producirse cuando alguien desvela estas cifras es solo comparable a la importancia de la cues...
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En el año 2020, por primera vez, los suicidios superaron a los tumores y los accidentes de tráfico como causa de muerte en la juventud española (15 a 29 años), convirtiéndose en la primera causa de defunción en esta franja de edad. Pero aún hay más: en España, los estudios realizados acerca de la prevalencia de pensamientos de suicidio en la poblac...
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Background: A previously published meta-analysis found that about one-third of the general population experienced some mental health problem during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially leading to a late mental health crisis. We aimed to describe the acute, short-term, and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health...
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Introduction: Early intervention studies for adolescents and early adults are required to explore the acceptability and effectiveness of psychological therapies across the full range of personality disorders (PDs) beyond just borderline PD. The main aim of the current paper was to describe a Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy group adaptation for...
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The main purpose of the present work was to study neurocognitive performance of adolescents at risk for emotional difficulties. The sample included a total of 1,509 adolescents from stratified random cluster sampling. Derived from this sample, a group of high-risk ( n = 92) and a comparison group ( n = 92) were selected based on the short version o...
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Academic self-concept is one of the most important non-cognitive variables in determining students’ attitudes towards school and their performance. The objective of this study was to use a longitudinal approach to analyze how academic self-concept changed between primary and secondary schools and to analyze the factors that affected that progressio...
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Background: Negative symptoms are core features of schizophrenia. Their importance is significant because of their harmful effects, starting insidiously before positive symptoms. Good knowledge of these symptoms and their mediating variables in the general population is necessary to be able to develop appropriate interventions. Aims: To analyze med...
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Given that death by suicide continues to rank among the top three causes of death during adolescence, new psychological models may contribute critical insight towards understanding the complex interactions between risk and protective factors in suicidal behaviour. The main objective of this study was to analyse the psychological network structure o...
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Impaired Theory of Mind (ToM) ability is a core feature of psychotic disorders that challenges psychosis treatment. We aimed to explore the effect of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) on ToM ability in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). A sample of 36 participants diagnosed with psychotic disorder were recruited from a community center and ran...
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Measurement of adolescent life satisfaction across cultures has not received much attention in previous empirical research. The present study evaluated measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) among adolescents in 24 countries and regions (N = 22,710; age range = 13-19 years; 53% female). A single-factor model with residual...
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Traditional bullying and cyberbullying are linked to adverse mental health outcomes. Student connectedness has been recently identified as a potential protective factor in these relationships. Nonetheless, the multilevel nature of these interactions has been frequently overlooked. The present study pretends to fill this gap by exploring the associa...
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https://theconversation.com/el-papel-de-los-institutos-en-la-prevencion-del-suicidio-174212
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Ambulatory assessment brings together a set of methods that make it possible to evaluate, through mobile devices, and at multiple moments in time, the behavior of people in their natural environment and daily context. It allows a more precise, dynamic, contextual, and idiographic evaluation than the classical approaches, opening new horizons with...
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The main goal of the present work aimed was to analyze aggressive and disruptive behaviors and its links with adolescence. The specific characteristics of adolescence and emotion are explained and from that, and the links between emotion and aggressive behaviors are established. Previous exposure to violence in the first years is a crucial variable...
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Introduction Apathy is a negative symptom of schizophrenia and is associated with poor real world functioning. Therefore, it is important to have validated psychometric instruments to assess this symptom. This is the first study to validate the Spanish adaptation of the self-rated version of the Apathy Assessment Scale (AES-S) in patients with schi...
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Introduction Negative symptoms can be grouped into five domains: apathy/avolition, anhedonia, asociality, alogia, and affective flattening. There are few validate self-rated measures that assess these five dimensions. Therefore, this study aimed to validate the Self-Evaluation of Negative Symptoms (SNS) in Spanish patients with schizophrenia. Mate...
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Introduction: The mirror-gazing task (MGT) is an experimental paradigm inducing anomalous perceptions and anomalous experiences of self-face (ASEs) in the general population, ranging from changes in light and color, to face deformation, to experiencing one's specular image as another identity. Subclinical ASEs have been related to the emergence of...
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Rationale The COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide threat to public health and the global economy. The climate of fear and uncertainty associated with the pandemic has fostered the emergence of a wide-range of COVID-19 conspiracy theories that has the potential do shape public opinion and hinder the effective dissemination of valid information. Beliefs...
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Suicide is the leading cause of death for women during the perinatal period, which commences in pregnancy and finishes one year after delivery. Empirical evidence from previous studies shows that pregnant women have greater suicidal ideation than their comparison group in the general population. However, there is a tendency for these problems to be...
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https://theconversation.com/suicidio-existe-realmente-el-efecto-llamada-167518
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Background: There is little research on self-reported negative symptomatology measures in schizophrenia. The aims of this study were to validate the Spanish version of the Motivation and Pleasure Scale-Self-Report (MAP-SR) and determine the concordance between patient-reported outcome measures for reflecting the severity of negative symptoms of sc...
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https://theconversation.com/por-que-condenamos-la-conducta-suicida-163113
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Background: The empirical evidence accumulated on the efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of psychotherapeutic treatments in children and adolescents calls for an update. The main goal of this paper objective was to carry out a selective review of empirically supported psychological treatments for a variety of common psychological disorders and...
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An important fact to remember about suicidal behaviors is how widespread they are. Globally, suicide is an enormous social and public health issue accounting for almost a million deaths annually, with another twenty attempts for each death by suicide. The human cost associated with suicidal behavior for individuals, families, communities, health ca...
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Background/Objective: The interest in recovery processes in psychotic disorders has boosted the necessity of knowledge about the factors that could influence in such recovery. Negative symptomatology and the stigma have been negatively linked to the recovery process in psychosis. The aim of this investigation is to improve the understanding of how...
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Antecedentes: los tratamientos psicológicos han mostrado su eficacia, efectividad y eficiencia para el abordaje de los trastornos mentales; no obstante, considerando el conocimiento científico generado en los últimos años, no se dispone de trabajos de actualización en español sobre cuáles son los tratamientos psicológicos con respaldo empírico. El...
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Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Adults: A Selective Review. Background: Psychological treatments have shown their effi cacy, effectiveness, and effi ciency in dealing with mental disorders. However, considering the scientifi c knowledge generated in recent years, in the Spanish context, there are no updating studies about empirically su...
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The main objective of this work was to establish the normative data of the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief (PQ-B) in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents. A total of 3,441 adolescents (M = 15.91 years, SD = 1.33 years) were selected by sampling stratified by clusters. The results showed that the point prevalence of psychotic-like experience...
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Bipolar disorder is usually accompanied by a high suicide risk. The main aim was to identify the risk and protective factors involved in suicide risk in adolescents with bipolar experiences. Of a total of 1506 adolescents, 467 (31%) were included in the group reporting bipolar experiences or symptoms, 214 males (45.8%) and 253 (54.2%) females. The...
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Psychological problems in children and adolescent populations range from 10% to 20% [...]
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Introducción. El suicidio es un problema sociosanitario en población juvenil a nivel mundial; sin embargo, no existen instrumentos de medida específicamente diseñados para su uso en adolescentes españoles. El principal objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar las propiedades psicométricas de un ins-trumento, denominado SENTIA-Breve, para la evaluación...
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Background: Empirical evidence suggests that schizotypy is a useful construct for analyzing and understanding psychotic disorders. However, several issues remain to be resolved. Method: This selective, critical review, addresses some questions and limitations, and discusses future directions of work. Results: First, we present a conceptual out...
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Suicide is a social-health problem in the youth population worldwide; however, there are no measuring instruments specifically designed for use in Spanish adolescents. The main goal of this work was to analyze the psychometric properties of a new measuring instrument, called SENTIA-Brief, for suicidal behavior assessment in Spanish adolescents.
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Antecedentes: los tratamientos psicológicos han mostrado su efi cacia, efectividad y efi ciencia para el abordaje de los trastornos mentales; no obstante, considerando el conocimiento científi co generado en los últimos años, no se dispone de trabajos de actualización en español sobre cuáles son los tratamientos psicológicos con respaldo empírico....