M. Teresa Scott

M. Teresa Scott
University of Desarrollo | UDD · Carrera de Psicología

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Introduction
Professor of psychodiagnostic, School of Psychology, Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago, Chile). Researcher at UCM Research Group on Psychology of Testimony. Editorial Committee of the Annual Review of Legal Psychology.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - April 2019
University of Desarrollo
Position
  • Professor
January 2015 - December 2016
Universidad Diego Portales
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2013 - November 2017
University of Desarrollo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (19)
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The present article studies war-related trauma and its effects on children living in the Gaza Strip, 6 months after the attack launched by the Israeli army on July 8, 2014, which lasted for 51 days. The objective was twofold: (a) to identify the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and (b) to examine the symptoms of traumatic stress in childr...
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Under the holistic approach to the assessment of testimony (HELPT), this paper describes a protocol for the analysis of all of the information that can be extracted from a judicial file, regarding the knowledge of heuristic principles and psychology of testimony. The aim is to provide systematisation for expert reports about the topics that could b...
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This paper examines the applicability and limitations of one of the procedures most commonly used to analyze the credibility of a testimony, the SVA. The starting point for a successful implementation is a thorough consideration of the possible sources that could lead to a statement, following the method of falsifiability of hypotheses. Major error...
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This paper tries to highlight the risk to judges and courts, to assess uncritically psychological expert reports relating to the assessment of psychological injury in cases of child sexual abuse (CSA). From the literature review have been identified serious limitations in the use of clinical indicators to detect CSA, that have emerged in the contex...
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The study of traumatic memories has generated a heated debate in recent years due to the implications it has for understanding of the emotional memory mechanisms and the implications it has on some legal cases. Several studies showed that traumatic memories are different from other types of memories, while others affirmed traumatic memories are sim...
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The aims of the present study were to analyse people’s natural ability to discriminate between true and false statements provided by people with intellectual disability (IQTRUE = 62.00, SD = 10.07; IQFALSE = 58.41, SD = 8.42), and the differentiating characteristics of such people’s statements using criteria-based content analysis (CBCA). Thirty-th...
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Uno de los principales obstáculos en el acceso a la justicia de las víctimas con diversidad funcional procede de los estereotipos referidos a su capacidad para declarar en un procedimiento policial y judicial, tendiendo unos a considerarlos menos creíbles que al resto de víctimas y otros más creíbles por su supuesta incapacidad para elaborar mentir...
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El objetivo del presente estudio fue la evaluación del trauma psicológico en niños víctimas de guerra. Para ello se utilizó una adaptación del Cuestionario Harvard de Trauma (Mollica et al., 1992). Participaron en el estudio cerca de dos mil niños residentes en la Franja de Gaza durante los bombardeos del verano de 2014, de edades comprendidas entr...
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En el presente estudio se evaluaron las características de los recuerdos de un hecho traumático (situación de guerra en la franja de Gaza durante el verano de 2014) y de un hecho feliz, mediante el Cuestionario sobre Características Fenomenológicas de Recuerdos Autobiográficos (Manzanero & López, 2007) en su versión árabe (Manzanero et al., 2015)....
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En el marco del enfoque holístico para la evaluación de la prueba testifical (HELPT), el presente trabajo describe un protocolo para el análisis de toda aquella información susceptible de ser extraída de un expediente judicial, a la luz de los conocimientos del procesamiento heurístico de la información, y del análisis de los factores de influencia...
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El presente trabajo analiza la aplicabilidad y limitaciones de uno de los procedimientos más empleado para analizar la credibilidad de un testimonio, el SVA. El punto de partida para su correcta aplicación es una consideración exhaustiva de las posibles fuentes que pudieran dar origen a una declaración, siguiendo el método de falsación de hipótesis...
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This paper tries to highlight the risk to judges and courts, to assess uncritically psychological expert reports relating to the assessment of psychological injury in cases of child sexual abuse (CSA). From the literature review have been identified serious limitations in the use of clinical indicators to detect CSA, that have emerged in the contex...
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A partir del relato de Thomas Vinterberg (2012) sobre un caso falso de abuso sexual infatil en la película "The Hunt", en el presente trabajo se profundiza sobre las causas que pueden llevar a generar falsas memorias que finalmente den lugar a una falsa acusación de abuso sexual.
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Existen hechos de la realidad externa que movilizan. Silenciosamente sirven de dispositivos para tramitar emociones. Hechos violentos desencadenan fácilmente la furia contenida de muchos. Particularmente preocupante es lo que sucede con los casos de acusación de abuso sexual. Imaginar a un niño impotente y vulnerable bajo el poder psíquico o físico...
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El trastorno de personalidad limítrofe es una disfunción de la regulación del yo, particularmente en el contexto de las relaciones interpersonales. Tanto la regulación de la emoción como la reacción catastrófica ante la pérdida de los vínculos reales o imaginarios, sitúan al trastorno de personalidad limítrofe en el territorio del apego. Muchos teó...

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Development of procedures for obtaining and assessing witness evidence in particularly vulnerable victims (children, the elderly, people with mental illness, and persons with intellectual disabilities).
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Evaluation of traumatic memories and psychological disorders associated to trauma in refugees. This research aims to evaluate psychological disorders associated with traumatic experiences in victims of war, refugees and asylum seekers, delving into one of its main symptoms (intrusive and recurrent memories of the vivid facts), and resilience factors that could allow develop effective coping strategies. Under the aegis of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), researchers from Spain, Chile, Cuba and Palestine, countries where minors (6-12 years) and adults (18-50 years) will be assessed, will participate in the study. The results obtained allow to establish guidelines for intervention with particularly vulnerable victims of countries that are in conflict, and are welcomed in countries of asylum. URL: http://memoriastraumaticas.blogspot.com/