José Luis González-Castro

José Luis González-Castro
Universidad de Burgos | UBU · Department of Educational Science. Faculty of Education

PhD

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January 1998 - December 2013
January 1992 - December 1997
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
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  • Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

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Migration may have consequences on the mental health of those who enter a new cultural environment. In Spain, migration has increased tenfold in 20 years. It is important to study how these migrants are interacting within this new context and which variables hinder their personal and social development. To analyze acculturation differences in Spain...
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Using data from Italy, Spain, and Germany (N= 1,569), this study investigated the role of basic values (universalism and security) and basic traits (openness and agreeableness) in predicting perceptions of the consequences of immigration. In line with Schwartz's (1992) theory, we conceptualized security as having two distinct components, one concer...
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This study examined how social sharing and participating in secular political rituals regarding the March-Eleven (M-11) 2004 train bombings in Madrid, Spain, helps to cope with the wounds of trauma and enhances the reconstruction of a positive emotional climate. A questionnaire was completed by college students (63% of sample) and their relatives (...
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This research aimed to study those factors that predict different types of ethnic prejudice in a representative subsample of Spanish young people. The instrument we used was Pettigrew & Meertens' (1995) blatant/subtle prejudice scale. Results show that although there is a similar underlying pattern in both types of ethnic prejudice, subtle prejudic...
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The analysis of mental and psychological health is a relevant public issue in modern societies. Migration is a process that may have a lasting impact on a person's mental well-being. In this study, perceived health, emotional intelligence, sociocultural adjustment and the participants' perceived general situation, not only economical, were analyzed...
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Objective The first objective was to track temporal changes in participants’ mental health during the 2020 lockdown in Spain. Second, we tested whether age moderated the association between the use of psychological withdrawal and mental health over time. Design: Participants (N = 396, 74% women) completed three waves of a web-based survey during th...
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For decades, in a situation of armed conflict in Colombia, women have suffered polyvictimization and discrimination with severe consequences that last even during the postwar peace process. This study analyzes the impact on posttraumatic stress and recovery of war-related violence against women, discrimination, and social acknowledgment. A cross-se...
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The COVID-19 disease has caused thousands of deaths worldwide and required the rapid and drastic adoption of various protective measures as main resources in the fight to reduce the spread of the disease. In the present study we aimed to identify socio cognitive factors that may influence adherence to protective measures toward COVID-19 in a Spanis...
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Background: This study presents the evaluation of a Community Animation Program (CAP) conducted in a rural town in Spain aimed towards improving the participants' Quality of Life. The program includes animation, culture, and leisure activities to improve not only the inhabitants' Subjective Quality of Life but also social cohesion and enhance a se...
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Dating violence (DV) is a public health problem among young people, especially women. It involves violent acts towards one’s partner and occurs face-to-face (offline) or through the Internet (online). Offline DV is linked to suicidal ideation and attachment to parents and peers. Fewer studies analyze the psychological and social consequences of onl...
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The aim is to verify the efficacy of a coping and emotion regulation program analyzing victimization as well as the coping strategies employed in response to these violent acts. The program had a positive effect on women, reporting lower levels of posttraumatic stress, more functional coping strategies, and less use of dysfunctional strategies. All...
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The present study compares the levels of happiness and psychological well-being of Spanish and Argentine nationals residing in their countries, evaluates the incidence of sociodemographic variables, and analyzes the mediating effects of happiness on psychological well-being differences between countries. A non-probability convenience sample was use...
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The present study aims to develop a short form of the Perceived Political Self-Efficacy scale (PPSE-S). The psychometric properties of the short form were first investigated in an Italian sample (n = 697), and compared with those of the extended version. The cross-cultural replicability of the short form was then investigated in Spain (n = 354), an...
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Immigration is an important social phenomenon in Western countries, and as such migrants are becoming a substantial part of many countries' populations. Immigrant groups face various problems. First is the "normal" stress patterns derived from living in a globalized, individualized and industrial society, which are in many cases different from thei...
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The Big Five Model was used to assess the role of personality traits in orienting voting choice across five European countries (n = 1288). Findings from Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, and Poland showed that the Big Five were linked to party preference in theoretically consistent ways. Traits had substantial effects on voting, whereas the socio-demo...
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Relations between voting choice and similarity in traits between voters and political candidates are examined in two studies. The first study was conducted in Spain, where the personalities of Mariano Rajoy and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero were assessed. The second study was conducted in Italy, where the politicians assessed were Walter Veltroni an...
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The Big Five Model was used to assess the role of personality traits in orienting voting choice across five European countries (n = 1288). Findings from Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, and Poland showed that the Big Five were linked to party preference in theoretically consistent ways. Traits had substantial effects on voting, whereas the socio-demo...
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Background: Migration may have consequences on the mental health of those who enter a new cultural environment. In Spain, migration has increased tenfold in 20 years. It is important to study how these migrants are interacting within this new context and which variables hinder their personal and social development. Aims: To analyze acculturation di...
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A research synthesis was conducted with four studies which correlated national mean self-ratings of affect balance (positive minus negative affect) and subjective well-being with the nations' cultural characteristics (individualism, masculinity, uncertainty avoidance, and power-distance national scores on Hofstede's dimensions), socioeconomic devel...
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Psychological science has the potential to contribute to reconciliation processes in conflict areas throughout the world. In such way it has the possibility to help reconstruct the social fabric of a community and help heal individual and collective mistreatments. In this introduction a general overview of the importance of reconciliation and apolo...
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A qualitative study with people from four cultural groups living in Spain is presented. Objectives: To analyse the social psychological impact of migration, exploring perceived cultural differences and migration experiences. Design: 8 focus groups with participants from Bulgaria, Morocco, Ecuador and Colombia (n = 49 participants). Results: The mos...
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students from 29 nations answered a shortened version of the Singelis scales for Independent- Interdependent self-construal. A pan-cultural factor analysis found four factors: Group Loyalty, Relational Interdependence, Uniqueness, and low Contextual Self. Multisample Confirmatory Factor Analysis indicated a cross- culturally stable, and comparable,...
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The aim of this study is to analyse the perception a group of 221 Spanish school children aged 10 and 11 years (116 girls and 105 boys) have of themselves, tourists and immigrants. The survey was carried out in an area of south-east Spain in which there is a significant presence of both tourists and immigrants. The children answered a series of ope...
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This article analyzes the importance of the relationship between Social Psychology and Culture. First, we will address the problems facing the definition of culture. Later a series of both theoretical and practical issues related to the possible ethnocentric and western bias in this research will be studied. We will stress the importance of indigen...
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This article analyzes the importance of the relationship between Social Psychology and Culture. First, we will address the problems facing the definition of culture. Later a series of both theoretical and practical issues related to the possible ethnocentric and western bias in this research will be studied. We will stress the importance of indigen...
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Psicología Social y Cultura. Los conceptos de cultura, memoria colectiva, identidad étnica y de explicaciones culturalistas se exponen de manera crítica. La cultura subjetiva es definida como el conocimiento compartido denotativo, connotativo y pragmático. La cultura se conceptualiza como un sistema de tensiones en flujo en el que coexisten aspecto...
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In this article we will review both theory and data pertaining to the emotional effects of collective remembering by means of social sharing and funeral rituals. Data is based on the experience of Guatemalan Mayas, who were victims of a genocide during the nineteen eighties. Results show that that Mayan subjects did not report lower levels of subje...
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Factores socioculturales que predicen la experiencia subjetiva emocional: un analisis colectivo.Se ha realizado una síntesis de seis estudios en los que se relaciona autoinformes emocionales (balanza de afectos o placer-displacer, e intensidad emocional) con las características socio - económicas, ecológicas y culturales de naciones (dimensiones de...
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Rituales, comunión social, silencio, emociones y demandas de Memoria Colectiva en el caso del genocidio Guatemalteco. Este artículo examina la teoría y los datos sobre los efectos emocionales de los procesos de memoria colectiva como los rituales funerarios y la comunión social. Los análisis empíricos se basan en la experiencia de los Mayas Guatema...
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Psychology students were randomly assigned to a condition in which they had to write for 20 min on 3 days or for 3 min on 1 day a factual description of disclosed traumas, undisclosed traumas, or recent social events. In the case of undisclosed traumatic events, intensive writing about these events showed a beneficial effect on affect and on the af...
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What follows is a quasi-experimental study aiming to analyse the influence of the social division of roles (especially the division between public and private spheres of activity) on gender social identities. Subjects were asked to describe themselves as well as their images of the ‘perfect or ideal person’ in the context of their professional acti...
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The effectiveness of group discussions as a method of modifying previous attitudes was analyzed. Two experimental studies tested whether individuals who were members of discussion groups produced more arguments than individuals who were not members of such groups. The studies also examined whether attitude changes were stronger among participants e...
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What follows is a quasi-experimental study aiming to analyse the in¯uence of the social division of roles (especially the division between public and private spheres of activity) on gender social identities. Subjects were asked to describe themselves as well as their images of the `perfect or ideal person' in the context of their professional activ...
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The effectiveness of group discussions as a method of modifying previous attitudes was analyzed. Two experimental studies tested whether individuals who were members of discussion groups produced more arguments than individuals who were not members of such groups. The studies also examined whether attitude changes were stronger among participants e...
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An experimental questionnaire study was carried out in order to test partly contradictory hypotheses associated with respectively a threat discourse and a delegitimization discourse. The dependent variable was the images of the immigrant. The central independent variable was the permeability (subjects anticipated a European policy of open-frontiers...
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This study analysed the influence of social debate (group discussion) on previously held antagonistic social representations about tobacco. In the first phase of our study, we contacted 130 subjects in order to know what type of social representations they held. Two representations were found: a ‘psychopathological’ representation and a ‘critical’...
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We studied the influence of explicitating a social conflict between smokers and nonsmokers on the social representations held about tobacco. Two representations were found: a psychological' representation which was defined by psychological explanations of the causes of beginning to smoke, a characterization of smokers as psychologically disturbed,...
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The paper discuss how cluster analysis of closed questionnaire helps to identify typologies of beliefs and attitudes that in a second step are related to social positions and groups. Triangulation between multivariate analysis and focus groups are necessary to understand social representations processes.
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Estudiantes diplomados y tutores de centros e instituciones vinculados con el prácticum de educación social de la Universidad de Burgos. Equipo compuesto por profesores tutores de todas las áreas que imparten materias troncales en la mencionada diplomatura. Objetivos: indagar en el desarrollo de la idea del prácticum en la Universidad española, par...
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El proyecto se realiza en la Facultad de Humanidades y Educación, lugar donde trabajan los cuatro profesores implicados en la elaboración del Proyecto. Se pretende, desde la enseñanza universitaria, formar a los futuros educadores en un aprendizaje significativo, desde la investigación-acción en la escuela. Para ellos, maestros en prácticas y para...

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• Develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that facilitates autonomous language learning for adult students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in formal and non-formal settings • Create validated practical guidelines with evidence-based methodologies • Create practical guidelines for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and software developers and also pedagogical guidelines for teachers
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To present a view of main Hofstede's cultural dimension based on current evidence, examines their criterion validity and limitations - using World Value Survey, House et al Globe study, Schwartz et al values, De Rivera Climate of Peace project, JH Liu WHS project, JW Pennebaker study on North South stereotypes and societal level socioeconomic indexesTo expose data showing that individualism is unrelated to competition and is related to trust, sociability based on voluntary negociated relationships, affiliation and interdependence. Collectivism is related (together with power distance) to competition, ingroup favoristism and socialibity based on loyalty to ingroups, duties and is unrelated to cooperation and trust. To criticize sterotyped simplistic view of independent individualistic self-concept versus interdependent collectivistic self-concept. Implications for education. A handbook on Cross cultural Social Psychology and Education was published in 2004 with I Fernandez, S Ubillos & E Zubieta, a monograph in 2000 in Psicothema and another in 2005 with PB Smith in the International Review of Social Psychology
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Examine hedonic and eudaimonic, individual and collective level (emotional climate and collective level affect and social wellbeing) Their association with macro micro and psychosocial factors - like affect regulation, stress (acculturation stres in migrants), social support, social status, religiosity and social processes