Jorge Castro

Jorge Castro
National Distance Education University | UNED · Department of Basic Psychology I

Phd

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December 2000 - December 2013
National Distance Education University
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This article is an attempt to reply to a number of theoretical and epistemological issues frequently addressed in contemporary evolutionary psychology. We adopt a critical approach to both the empiricist conceit so often underlying the discipline and its core premises around the relationship between mind and biological evolution. As an alternative...
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The origin of this commentary lies in the sensation of bewilderment, pessimism and nostalgia observed in many academics and educators around the mercantilisation of higher education. The approach, however, identifies the danger of confronting an idealised past characterised by deeply engaged modernity with an individualistic, banal, postmodern pres...
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This paper reports the framework, method and main findings of an analysis of cultural milieus in 4 European countries (Estonia, Greece, Italy, and UK). The analysis is based on a questionnaire applied to a sample built through a two-step procedure of post-hoc random selection from a broader dataset based on an online survey. Responses to the questi...
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Position of the symbolic universes on the MCA main factorial dimensions. Factor 1 vs. Factor 2. (PDF)
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Multiple correspondence analysis. Description of the 3 main factorial dimensions. (DOCX)
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Questionnaire Views of Context (VOC). (PDF)
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Position of the symbolic universes on the MCA main factorial dimensions. Factor 1 vs. Factor 3. (PDF)
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This article proposes a very specific approach to music, defined as a cultural, material or symbolic tool that intermeshes with certain people’s life experience. From that standpoint, music may be seen as one of the essential keys for interpreting a biography. The theoretical argument, described from a cultural and mediational perspective, is exemp...
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This study focuses on the analysis of the early work of Howard W. Odum (1884–1954) and the examination of the psychological aspects that marked his reflection on African American music. This analysis reveals many of the aspects that were generically shared by the psychological agenda of the period when analyzing aesthetic experience and activity. O...
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In this article, we suggest an alternative to the psycho-evolutionist positions that attempt to establish cultural universals to surmount the paradoxes of social constructionism. We review the proposals put forward by Franks (2014) on the biological factors that determine the human species’ basic sociality and the political consequences that can be...
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At the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th, the psychological configuration of the liberal concept of self-government was basic to design the political subject of the modernity and the very idea of "citizenship". Our paper studies this socio-historical process throughout the first works devoted to the "Psychology of the Spanish Pe...
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This work aims to analyze the relations between psychology as social engineering and self-reflective citizenship from a historiogenetic point of view. Such a connection was founded during modernity; hence our proposal is to study its operative continuity in the postmodern world, taking into account the mismatches due to the new global, multicultura...
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A finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, la configuración psicológica del concepto liberal de autogobierno fue clave para diseñar el sujeto político de la modernidad y la propia idea de “ciudadanía”. Nuestro trabajo estudia ese proceso sociohistórico a través de los primeros textos dedicados a la “psicología del pueblo español”. Además de confi...
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The work of the American educator and academic Arland D. Weeks (1871-1936) constitutes an interesting effort to contribute to the reform of society on the basis of an adequate knowledge of the human mind. He was a political progressivist, and his writings are representative of the prevailing pragmatist, functionalist ‘spirit of the times’. Deeply c...
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En este trabajo realizamos un estudio descriptivo de la evolución de la revista Estudios de Psicología desde su fundación en 1980 hasta el año 2003. Tras definir el perfil del volumen de producción en torno a tres periodos cronológicos (1980–1987, 1988–1995 y 1996–2003), hemos realizado cuatro grandes estudios bibliométrios en los que analizamos la...
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La imaginación ha sido motivo de debates en diferentes áreas del conocimiento. En el caso de la Psicología, sus funciones han estado ligadas con la actividad creadora. Nuestro interés en este artículo es explorar la construcción histórico-genealógica de esa encrucijada conceptual partiendo de las contribuciones filosóficas de la Antigüedad Clásica....
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Considerada por muchos como la biblia del decadentismo, la novela À rebours (Al revés, A contrapelo o Contra natura, que de esas tres formas se ha traducido) publicada por Joris-Karl Huysmans en 1884, no sólo recoge numerosos tópicos del fin de siècle artístico y cultural, sino que además describe todo un conjunto de técnicas que su protagonista, e...
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Arland Deyett Weeks (1871-1936) was an American educator and social reformer who published The Psychology of Citizenship in 1917 with the intention of compiling the psychological, psychobiological, and psychosocial knowledge needed for governing modern democratic Western industrialized societies, as well as offering suggestions for intervention and...
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Taking Jurgen Muller's (2012) article The sound of history and acoustic memory: Where psychology and history converge as a starting point, we make a critical reflection about the way in which sound has been represented in history and the many ways in which the intersection between sound and history has been understood. We centre our critique on two...
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This paper discusses intercultural encounters in the Spanish Educational System. In this context, we are interested in looking at what happens to teacher's identity stabilization when students from an immigrant background are present in the classroom. In this article, we analyze several classroom interactions at a Madrilenian High School (13-14 yea...
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The novel A Rebours (Against the Grain or Against Nature) was published by Joris-Karl Huysmans in 1884, and is considered by many as the Bible of nineteenth-century decadence. It collects not only numerous topics about the artistic and cultural fin-de-siecle, but also describes a set of techniques that its protagonist, the Duke Jean Floressas des E...
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The aim of this paper is to discuss Charles's (2011) attempt to turn E.B. Holt's theoretical approach into the only possible bridge to connect Gibsonian ecological psychology with social psychology. Criticism of Charles's claims is carried out at four different conceptual levels: historiographical, logico-epistemological, methodological, and theore...
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Tesis doctoral inédita leida en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Psicología, Fecha de lectura: 2 de julio de 2004 Bibliogr.: p. 905-934
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En este artículo se plantea la posibilidad de explorar el pasado de la psicología para reivindicar problemas y cuestiones desterradas, olvidadas o poco atendidas en la agenda contemporánea de la psicología de la música; aspectos que pueden resultar importantes a la hora de redefinir el área a la vista de los retos planteados por el escenario post-m...
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Imagination has been the source of debate in different fields of knowledge. In Psychology, it has been linked with creative activity. Our interest in this paper is to explore the historical-genealogical construction of this conceptual crossroads, using as a starting point philosophical contributions from Classical Antiquity. We review its developme...
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The aim of this article is to provide an approach to the study of the relations between psychology and Roman Catholic Scholasticism in the making of Spain as a modern nation-state. The crucial period in this process-extending from the beginning of King Alfonso XII's reign in 1875 to the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931-is conside...
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En este artículo tratamos de recuperar conciencia genealógica a propósito de la actual popularidad de las tecnologías psicológicas relacionadas con lo criminológico, la marginalidad, etc. Para ello, estudiamos el discurso psico-sociológico sobre la degeneración colectiva desarrollado en el ámbito hispanoamericano a finales del siglo XIX y principio...
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En este artículo se reflexiona sobre las formas en que diferentes ciencias sociales y humanas han intentado definir las dimensiones de la agencialidad humana. Centrándose en los desarrollos de la psicología, la sociología y la antropología se analiza el resurgimiento actual de la cuestión de la agencialidad y sus dimensiones etopolíticas en un esce...
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Miki Takasuna's paper on "Proliferation of Western Methodological Thought in Psychology in Japan: Ways of Objectification" offers many significant clues for reconsidering the history and unity of psychology. Its treatment of the reception of psychology in Japan hints at the relevance of the models of the subject for psychology--including the allege...
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Este trabajo pretende proponer algunas de las condiciones formales básicas para una psicología del arte y la experiencia estética. La primera condición formal, de inspiración funcionalista, es que toda explicación psicológica debe ser necesariamente genética, es decir, ontogenética, filogenética, historiogenética y microgenética, al mismo tiempo. L...
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En este trabajo ofrecemos un mapa de las estrategias y categorías discursivas empleadas entre mediados del siglo XIX y principios del XX para traducir la estética al domino psicológico. En él ordenamos las claves manejadas por los psicólogos decimonónicos a la hora de tratar la emergencia de lo estético (en relación con sus orígenes y funciones), l...
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El objetivo de este artículo ha sido realizar un análisis psicológico del cine de David Cronenberg, siguiendo dos puntos de vista diferentes: uno conceptual, según el cual defendemos que la psicología puede definirse dentro de un sistema específico de categorías y puede beber de los análisis de distintos tipos de fenómenos artísticos o culturales;...
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En este trabajo ofrecemos un mapa de las estrategias y categorías discursivas empleadas entre mediados del siglo XIX y principios del XX para traducir la estética al domino psicológico. En él ordenamos las claves manejadas por los psicólogos decimonónicos a la hora de tratar la emergencia de lo estético (en relación con sus orígenes y funciones), l...
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En este trabajo realizamos un estudio descriptivo de la evolución de la revista Estudios de Psicología desde su fundación en 1980 hasta el año 2003. Tras definir el perfil del volumen de producción en torno a tres periodos cronológicos (1980-1987, 1988-1995 y 1996-2003), hemos realizado cuatro grandes estudios bibliométricos en los que analizamos l...
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El trabajo que presentamos explora algunas de las funciones de los mitos fundacionales en la cultura psicológica actual. Los manuales de introducción a la psicología, y la asigna-turas correspondientes, son el resultado de la decantación de los componentes culturales básicos de la cultura psicológica y promueven la idea de que la psicología es una...

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