Josep Gallifa

Josep Gallifa
Universitat Ramon Llull | URL · Faculty of Psychology Education and Sport Sciences Blanquerna

Full Professor of Psychology and Education
Higher Education and Integral Human Development

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Introduction
Fields of research: Higher Education and Integral Education and Development. Quality of Research: Five six-year research periods (sexenios) evaluated positively from the national committee for the assessment of the research activity (CNEAI)-Ministry of Education and Science. (Site under construction)
Additional affiliations
June 2010 - present
FPCEE Blanquerna
Position
  • Principal Investigator
July 2007 - present
FPCEE Blanquerna
Position
  • Department Head
April 1995 - August 2020
Universitat Ramon Llull
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
September 1986 - December 1989
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
September 1981 - June 1986
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Educational Sciences. Theory and History of Education.
September 1977 - February 1983
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Mathematics. Mathematical Statistics

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Purpose – This paper aims to present an in-depth case study with student perceptions of service quality, discussing the relevance of these perceptions for the important issue of quality improvement in higher education. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents institutional research carried out in a multi-campus system in Spain made up of in...
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This article presents a methodology for obtaining information about some of the significant variables relevant to the integration of graduates into the work force. After revisiting the main issues dealt with in previous research on the professional integration of graduates, research was carried out to identify the major issues and a survey was appl...
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The purpose of this essay is to investigate the legal and financial situation of Catholic universities in Europe. This study requires a prior broad understanding of church-state relations in Europe.8 The development of the different social and political nation-state traditions in Europe can be better understood by taking into account the particular...
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Research into the acquisition of generic competences was carried out with the undergraduate social science programmes offered by the Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (Spain). For these programmes an innovative methodology called 'cross-course seminars 'has been developed. Its focus is, amongst others, on developing generic competences. In the firs...
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Soft skills represent psychological attributes that inform how people learn, think, and act. Measuring soft skills is important because they are variables that allow students to predict their professional future and career orientation. There is often a lack of instruments for evaluating soft skills in educational settings. In this study, we present...
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Research on emotional competence development (ECD) in university students is scarce and shows mixed results. This research establishes what is possible to expect from an optional self-leadership program (SLP) consisting of eight workshops of three hours each, and with a student-centered and experiential approach. The research method was a mixed DEX...
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The university is facing, once again, a deep transformation process. On this occasion, the continuous increase in the digital dimension of society and its consequent impact on teaching and research plays a fundamental role. The effects of the pandemic, which have made digital education the only option to avoid the complete interruption of higher ed...
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The Knowledge Building International Project (KBIP), implemented in a network of eight schools in Catalonia, demonstrates the value of an Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) towards supporting dialogical, technological, and systemic dimensions in teaching and learning. Using a design-based research (DBR) approach, a survey queried teachers, stude...
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The prevalence of pseudoscientific beliefs and fake news increased during the coronavirus crisis. Misinformation streams such as these potentially pose risks to people's health. Thus, knowing how these pseudoscientific beliefs and fake news impact the community of internists may be useful for improving primary care services. In this research, analy...
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This paper presents the English adaptation of the Multivariable Multiaxial Suggestibility Inventory-2 (MMSI-2), a questionnaire developed specifically for psychological assessment and prediction of anomalous phenomena. The sample consisted of 613 respondents from England (47.6% were women and 52.4% men). All of them were of legal age (mean = 34.5;...
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There is little research on the effectiveness of self-leadership programs (SLPs) in graduate education based on the progress in emotional competences development (ECD), and only a few of the studies incorporate its relationship with personality traits (PTs). This article studies the differentiated impact of an optional SLP, which has eight workshop...
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This article presents a description of the situation faced by the schools and universities of Catalonia and Spain under the pandemic waves of COVID-19. The point of view comes from a network of eight schools and two universities that cooperate in an international project of educational innovation using technology for knowledge building, the Knowled...
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Integral Theory (IT) has become a framework, widely discussed and applied, which uses diverse kinds of claims, belonging to different fields of discourse: physical, biological, social, cultural, personal, or metaphysical. Because of that inherent complexity, IT received also many criticisms. The need to count with a coherent integral meta-theory of...
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This research aims to analyze the effects of pseudoscientific information (PI) about COVID-19 on the mental well-being of the general population. A total of 782 participants were classified according to the type of municipality in which they lived (rural municipalities and urban municipalities). The participants answered psychometric questionnaires...
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Unidentified Flying Objects (also called UFO) are usually related to the magical beliefs that accept the existence of extraterrestrial beings and alien abductions. Therefore, UFO experiences describe contacts with UFOs, extraterrestrial beings, covert alien visits and abductions. Although science provides enough advances that bet for the existence...
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Integral Theory (IT) has become a framework, widely discussed and applied, which uses diverse kinds of claims, belonging to different fields of discourse: physical, biological, social, cultural, personal or metaphysical. Because of that inherent complexity, IT received also many criticisms. The need to count with a coherent integral meta-theory of...
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Anomalous experiences are perceptual alterations, which can be explained as possible hallucinatory symptoms (clinical model) or as a way of representing reality according to the beliefs of each individual (cognitive or phenomenological model). The aim of this study was to explore how these experiences are developed in the general population integra...
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La pandemia y confinamiento causados por la Covid-19 impactó en todos los órdenes de la vida: la salud, la vida familiar, la economía, el trabajo, las costumbres sociales, e incluso en nuestro mundo interior y nuestros valores. Actuó como un espejo, devolviéndonos una imagen sobre nuestros sistemas políticos, económicos, sociales, culturales, de sa...
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Knowing and measuring the psychosocial reactions of people to the coronavirus crisis could be useful for predicting citizen responsibility and psychological well-being in the general population. In this research, we present the COVID Reaction Scales (COVID-RS), a new tool that can measure and quantify the psychopathological reactions of the populat...
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Background: The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has led many countries to opt for social quarantine of the population. During this quarantine, communication systems have been characterized by disintermediation, the acceleration of digitization and an infodemic (excess and saturation of information). The following debate arises: Do the levels relat...
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Integral Theory has become a common framework in different contexts to integrate the diverse consciousness manifestations. The wide use and discussion of this meta-theory in the most varied fields encourage the possibility of proposing enhancements in their conceptualization. This paper presents, for instance, a complementary aspect, which is an al...
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A diversity of methodologies can be utilized for knowledge building in the social sciences. Nevertheless, to give meaning to the research findings and progressively create theories, an awareness of the epistemological framework appears to be necessary. The article aims to present the main epistemological paradigms and their coherent correspondence...
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This paper presents the holonic theory, which is an attempt to develop in a single model the explanation of the evolution in the physic, biologic and cultural dimensions. The purpose of this development is to understand the traits of nowadays common holism, which is considered a necessary thinking practice in different domains, among them education...
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After the exploration of different kind of thinking skills oriented to discerning complex issues and phenomena, this article argues about the need to use a new modality of thinking, defined as integral thinking. Based on the holonic theory and the proprieties of the holons and their part-whole relationships, the paper proposes and characterizes int...
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Abstract: Wilber’s Integral Theory is a framework, widely used in different fields, aimed at unifying the premodern, modern and postmodern legacies and worldviews in one system. The subjective, objective and intersubjective dimensions of the Integral Theory correspond respectively to each one of the mentioned worldviews. This article reviews and ex...
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Integral Theory has become a common framework in different contexts to integrate the diverse consciousness manifestations. The wide use and discussion of this meta-theory in the most varied fields encourage the possibility of proposing enhancements in their conceptualization. This paper presents, for instance, a complementary aspect, which is an al...
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A diversity of methodologies can be utilized for knowledge building in social sciences, particularly in education. Nevertheless, in order to give meaning to the research findings and progressively create theories, an awareness of the epistemological framework appears to be necessary. The aim of this article is to present the main epistemological pa...
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This paper presents the holonic theory, which is an attempt to develop in a single model the explanation of the evolution in the physic, biologic and cultural dimensions. The purpose of this development is to understand the traits of nowadays common holism, which is considered a necessary thinking practice in different domains, among them education...
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The aim of this article is to review and describe the most common research paradigms in social sciences in order to then use this knowledge to inform the choice of research methods. Paradigms are defined here as traditions generated by the diversity of ways of understanding reality and the associated beliefs about what knowledge is and how it can b...
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Abstract: Wilber’s Integral Theory is a framework, widely used in different fields, aimed at unifying the premodern, modern and postmodern legacies and worldviews in one system. The subjective, objective and intersubjective dimensions of the Integral Theory correspond respectively to each one of the mentioned worldviews. This article reviews and ex...
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This article addresses the role that mindfulness can play in the major socio-ecological transition that our societies require. We present a qualitative study that analyzes its effects on the lifestyles of participants in an intense educational mindfulness process. We are interested in analyzing the potential of meditation practices in promoting an...
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Pau López Castellote fou una figura destacada del món educatiu a la Catalunya dels anys seixanta als noranta. Fundà l’Escola Costa i Llobera (1959) i el C.O.U Jaume Bofill (1971), dos centres educatius que han estat referents d’innovació pedagògica a Catalunya. Fou persona clau de la secció catalana del Secretariat Internacional d’Ensenyants de Sec...
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En este trabajo se presenta una propuesta de integración teórica en el concepto de Identidad Nodal, sus conexiones con el sentido en términos franklianos y, brevemente, el ejemplo de una intervención derivada de este modelo. El concepto de identidad no está explícito en el paradigma frankliano, pero puede decirse que está implícito en sus tesis. Ap...
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The study of human development and/or the educational ways to contribute to it