Jorge Torres-Marín

Jorge Torres-Marín
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Methodology for Behavioral Science

PhD

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Introduction
My research interests are dispositions toward ridicule and being laughed at (gelotophobia, gelotophilia, and katagelasticism), humor styles, dark personality traits, psychological assessment, and data analysis.

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Publications (29)
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The Big Five Inventory-10 (BFI-10; Rammstedt & John, 2007) is one of many short versions of personality inventories that measure the Big Five trait dimensions. Short versions of scales often present methodological challenges as a trade-off for their convenience. Based on samples from 28 countries (N = 10,560), the current study investigated inter-i...
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This research examined the associations between the fear of being laughed at (i.e., gelotophobia) and several body image dimensions in a sample of 240 young adults from Spain (126 women and 114 men). Moreover, using regression analyses, we investigated the robustness of these associations, controlling for the influence of the HEXACO traits and addi...
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Background/Purpose: In the context of COVID-19 lockdowns, extant research suggests that secondary coping (a strategy aimed at adjusting oneself self to the stressor) is more robustly associated with better mental health than primary coping (a strategy aimed at adjusting the stressor to oneself). We investigated whether these findings are generaliza...
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Objectives: Mind-wandering is a form of internal distraction that may occur both deliberately and spontaneously. This study aimed to provide a psychometric evaluation of the Spanish version of the Mind-Wandering Deliberate and Spontaneous (MW-D/MW-S) scales, as well as to extend prior research investigating their associations with dispositional min...
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Existing psychological research has long considered humor as a useful strategy for in- dividuals in coping with adverse circumstances and life stressors. However, empirical studies are called for to better understand the role of humor in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. In a community sample of 527 Spanish adults, we investigated the associations betw...
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COVID-19 has been a source of fear around the world. We asked whether the measurement of this fear is trustworthy and comparable across countries. In particular, we explored the measurement invariance and cross-cultural replicability of the widely-used Fear of COVID-19 (the FCV-19S) scale, testing community samples from 48 countries (N = 14,558). T...
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Recent studies of the traits of the Dark Tetrad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and everyday sadism) have emphasized the need to elucidate their unique associations with other external criteria as a way of reinforcing their independent empirical entity. Using two independent samples (N = 406), we sought to empirically differentiat...
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This study explored the antecedents and outcomes of negative emotional responses to climate change among people from a diverse range of cultural and national contexts. We analysed cross-sectional data gathered in 28 countries (N = 10,963). Our results show that negative emotional responses to climate change are positively related to the amount of a...
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The present study examines the question of whether certain humor styles predict self-esteem. Men and women in 15 countries (NTOTAL = 4,701) completed self-report measures assessing self-esteem and the four humor styles of affiliative, aggressive, self-defeating, and self-enhancing. Each of the country samples had self-esteem averages at or above th...
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The GELOPH-15 is a self-report measure that assesses individual differences in the fear of being laughed at (i.e., gelotophobia), a relatively understudied but important trait that is closely related to social anxiety. Using a multitrait–multimethod (MTMM) approach, the convergent and discriminant validity of the GELOPH-15 scale was examined based...
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Climate change threatens mental health via increasing exposure to the social and economic disruptions created by extreme weather and large-scale climatic events, as well as through the anxiety associated with recognising the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Considering the growing levels of climate change awareness across the world,...
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Benevolent and corrective humor are two comic styles that have been related to virtue, morality, and character strengths. A previous study also supported the viability of measuring these two styles with the BenCor in 22 countries. The present study extends the previous one by including further countries (a total of 25 countries in 29 samples with N...
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This research has aimed to test whether “darker” humor-related dispositions can contribute to the prediction of online trolling over and above the influence of dark personality traits. A total of 201 participants (50.7% women) gave responses to dark personality, humor, and online trolling measures. Our results corroborated the one-factor structure...
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All available peer-reviewed literature on humor and gender differences (1977–2018) was screened and evaluated according to a priori defined QUALSYST criteria. The 77 papers surpassing a conservative quality criterion generated seven emergent themes around humor and gender differences. In short, men score higher in the aggressive humor style (M > F)...
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This project involves more than 30 researchers from 25 countries in more than 15 languages. This is a brief presentation highlighting current phase of data collection with the measures we've been using and overall data collection sites and expected sample sizes. I've also provided some brief expected results or anticipated findings. I am still Data...
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Recent research indicates that individuals' social class (SC) is connected to a wide range of psychological outcomes. Nonetheless, the question of how SC is related to people's uses of humor during social interactions remains unexplored. Consequently, in this research, we tested whether a person's SC, as measured by both objective indices of materi...
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Responses to a measure of the four humor styles of affiliative, aggressive, self-enhancing, and self-defeating from the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ; Martin et al. Journal of Research in Personality, 37(1), 48–75, 2003) were collected from individuals (N = 8361) in 28 countries encompassing 21 different languages. The purpose of this global coll...
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The PhoPhiKat-45 assesses individual differences in the way people deal with ridicule and being laughed at. This instrument encompasses three intercorrelated—but independent—laughter-related traits: the fear of (gelotophobia) and the joy in (gelotophilia) being laughed at, and the joy in laughing at others (katagelasticism). This research tested th...
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Background Prior research has underlined the meaningful function of humour in nursing settings. Nonetheless, most of the empirical evidence on humour and nursing derives from approaches that mainly considered the potential beneficial effects of humour, neglecting potential detrimental effects of the dark side of humour. Moreover, little is known ab...
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We aimed to extend research on dispositions toward ridicule and being laughed at by testing the localization of the fear of (gelotophobia) and the joy in (gelotophilia) being laughed at, and the joy in laughing at others (katagelasticism) in the HEXACO model and the Dark Triad traits (both have not been examined so far). Study 1 (HEXACO model: N =...
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Gelotophobia has been conceptualized as an individual difference variable concerned with the fear of being ridiculed by others' laughter. Individuals high in gelotophobia are more prone to anticipate and overreact to teasing interactions. It has been suggested that certain personal features susceptible to ridicule, such as physical appearance, coul...
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Recently, two forms of virtue-related humor, benevolent and corrective, have been introduced. Benevolent humor treats human weaknesses and wrongdoings benevolently, while corrective humor aims at correcting and bettering them. Twelve marker items for benevolent and corrective humor (the BenCor) were developed, and it was demonstrated that they fill...
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Current approaches conceptualize gelotophobia as a personality trait characterized by a disproportionate fear of being laughed at by others. Consistently with this perspective, gelotophobes are also described as neurotic and introverted and as having a paranoid tendency to anticipate derision and mockery situations. Although research on gelotophobi...
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Individual differences in the use of humor are a growing topic in personality research. This paper presents the psychometric analysis of the Spanish version of the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ; Martin, Puhlik-Doris, Larsen, Gray, & Weir, 2003). A total of 1068 adults whose ages ranged from 18 to 65 years participated in five different studies. Firs...
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Ideological-political radicalization and terrorism generate a series of disastrous consequences for the correct functioning of society. Nowadays, polarization and ideological-political radicalization are on the rise. Factors contributing to this are situations of social upheaval like the migratory and economic crisis, as well as terrorism of an ide...

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We plan to prepare at least three papers: 1) on shyness, 2) on narcissism and envy, and 3) on humor. We are gathering data from approximately 200-300 undergraduates from each country. Within the project currently participate 28 countries (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam). The project received ethical approval from: - the Commission of Ethics and Bioethics at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland (registration number: KEiB – 14/2017; date of the decision: October, 25th, 2017); - the office of Human Research Ethics at The University of Western Ontario, Canada (project ID: 110061, date of the decision: October, 26th, 2017). Acknowledgements - this project is supported by: - the research program for young scientists and PhD students funded by the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland [project number: UmoBMF-14/18] - the National Science Center, Poland - project number: 2015/19/N/HS6/00685 entitled "Dynamika relacji koleżeńskich wśród osób o różnym natężeniu cech ciemnej triady osobowości" [Peer relationship dynamics among individuals with different intensity of the Dark Triad traits]; - the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education - project number: 0101/DIA/2017/46 entitled "Wieloaspektowe spojrzenie na zjawisko samotności oraz weryfikacja modelu relacji samotności, nieśmiałości i samooceny" [Multifaceted view on loneliness phenomenon and verification of the model of loneliness, shyness and self-esteem]; - University of Cologne - Advanced PostDoc Grant for Jan Crusius; - the ÚNKP-17-3 New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities - a funding for Henrietta Bolló; - grants 501.01-2016.02 from the Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) - a funding for Truong Thi Khanh Ha.