Ma. Dolores Merino

Ma. Dolores Merino
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Department of Social Work and Differential Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

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Technical Report
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Product placement is an increasingly prevalent marketing communication technique in video games. It allows a direct connection between the brand and the consumer in a non-intrusive way, taking advantage of the enjoyment of the game experience. In this post, we will offer a first approach on what product placement is, how we can detect it in videoga...
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Background: There is a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among personnel working in the healthcare sector, mainly among nursing assistants and orderlies. Objective: The objective is to analyze the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention that included postural feedback in reducing musculoskeletal risk. Method: A total of 24 nursin...
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El objetivo de esta investigación ha sido adaptar la Escala de Satisfacción con la Vida (SWLS) al contest laboral, generando la Escala de Satisfacción con el Trabajo (SWWS). Para ello, los ítems fueron adaptados al context laboral modificando la version original SWLS lo menos possible. Se empleó una muestra de 199 trabajadores de diferentes sectore...
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Brand placement in videogames consists in integrating various brands that are not intrusive to give a feeling of reality to the context, as such increasing awareness and recognition of the brand in the mind of the consumer. The goal of this study is to ascertain if brand position, familiarity and congruency influence memorization of brands presente...
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Objective. Health quarantines produce serious deterioration in psychological health, which becomes more affected the longer the quarantine lasts. According to the Conservation of Resources theory from Hobfoll (1989), those people who have a good supply of resources will be able to cope better with the adversities and will show less distress. The ob...
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In relation to COVID-19, little research has focused on the study of variables that affect well-being during this pandemic. The purpose of this research is twofold: (1) to find out if people experiencing a quarantine are able to appreciate any positive aspects of it, and to analyze how these responses are categorized and (2) to check if there are d...
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One of the most widely used measures for evaluating love is the Triangular Love Scale (TLS) by Sternberg (1986) based on his Triarchic theory according to which, love is comprised of three reasonably independent components (intimacy, passion and commitment). However, different investigations contradict this idea. The purpose of the present investig...
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Since much of the empirical work within Positive Psychology has taken place in English-speaking Western countries, there is concern that the resulting concepts and theories of well-being reflect a bias towards Western (and more specifically Englishinfluenced) ways of thinking. However, efforts are underway in the field to enhance its intercultural...
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The recession suffered in the western world since 2007 has left thousands of people unemployed. One of the countries most affected by unemployment is Spain and specially its young population (34.7%). Considering this context, we try to find out the role of psychological resources, well-being, distress, and eustress, among young employed and unemplo...
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In the last decades research focused on well-being has been prominent, especially with the emergence of Positive Psychology. In this context, it is necessary to invest in the construction and validation of appropriate instruments to assess the dimensions of a healthy psychological functioning. This study aims to adapt and validate the Positive Psyc...
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Abstract This study explores different personal resources related to well-being and positive psychological functioning of Portuguese university students. The analysis considers the field of studies and gender. The positive psychological functioning scale (FPP) was applied to a sample of 1070 students, who were attending the 1st and 3rd years of dif...
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En esta investigación nos preguntamos si existen diferencias en bienestar y en recursos psicológicos en función del nivel educativo. Empleamos una muestra formada por 2902 individuos y comparamos cinco niveles educativos en las variables indicadas. El análisis se hizo mediante ANOVA y mostró diferencias en todas las variables. Los resultados mostra...
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The purpose of this research is to understand if the relationship between positive and negative affect (PA/NA) and perceived health is mediated by psychosocial resources, and, whether culture (collectivistic vs. individualistic) has a role in that relationship. Structural Equation Models were applied: The first expressed the direct and indirect rel...
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Una de las consecuencias más dramáticas de la actual crisis económica es el desempleo. Desde 2007 los niveles de paro en España han alcanzado records históricos y han afectado especialmente al grupo de jóvenes en busca de su primer trabajo. Por ello, hoy en día, el estudio de los factores psicológicos emparejados al desempleo juvenil es una cuestió...
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De acuerdo con la Teoría de Conservación de Recursos de Hobfoll, las personas luchamos por mantener, proteger y construir recursos. Cuando hay amenaza de pérdida de recursos, pérdida real de los mismos, o, falta de ganancia, después de haber invertido para ello, se produce una falta de adaptación al entorno que conduce al estrés. La crisis económic...
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Existen términos enraizados en diferentes culturas que apelan a diversas cualidades de la fortaleza humana. Estos términos han formado parte de la historia de cada cultura, pero en ocasiones, han pasado desapercibidos y no han sido estudiados. Este el caso del término finlandés sisu. En 2013, Emilia Lahti llevó a cabo un estudio sobre este término...
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Employee recognition is one of the typical characteristics of healthy organizations. The majority of research on recognition has studied the consequences of this variable on workers. But few investigations have focused on understanding what mechanisms mediate between recognition and its consequences. This work aims to understand whether the relatio...
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Antecedentes: La escala de Funcionamiento Psicológico Positivo (FPP) es una escala recientemente desarrollada en España. Está formada por 11 recursos psicológicos: autonomía, resiliencia, autoestima, propósito en la vida, disfrute, optimismo, curiosidad, creatividad, humor, dominio del entorno y vitalidad. Éstos se agrupan en un factor de segundo o...
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Background: The Positive Psychological Functioning scale (PPF) is a newly developed measure in Spain. It consists of 11 psychological resources: autonomy, resilience, self-esteem, purpose in life, enjoyment, optimism, curiosity, Creativity, humor, environmental mastery and vitality. All of them are grouped into a second order factor called Positive...
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In 2007, the Institute of Happiness conducted one of the most ambitious studies ever done on this subject in Spain. Many different variables were measured: socio-demographics and psychological, (the latter through new instruments) and all were applied to a representative sample of 3000 participants of the Spanish population. Study 1 of this researc...
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JUSTIFICACIÓN: En la actualidad sigue debatiéndose el porqué de la mayor semejanza entre algunos hermanos más allá de la conocida contribución de los factores genéticos y se propone ahondar en las fuentes de varianza debidas al ambiente no compartido (Harris, 2006) pero no se ha contemplado que un rasgo cuyas diferencias se deben en un 70% a factor...
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En este trabajo se invesriga si lapresentación de estímulos subliminales con valor motivacional en anuncios televisados afecta al recuerdo a corto plazo de dichos anuncios. Los resultados encontrados reflejan que la exposición subliminal influye en la motivación percibida, pem no a la memoria a cono plazo. En sus conclusiones podemos encontrar algu...
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En este trabajo se investiga si la presentación de estímulos subliminales con valor motivacional en anuncios televisados afecta al recuerdo a corto plazo de dichos anuncios. Los resultados encontrados reflejan que la exposición subliminal influye en la motivación percibida, pero no a la memoria a corto plazo. En sus conclusiones podemos encontrar a...
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In this paper we examine the differential effect of role conflict and role ambiguity on middle managers. Concretely our datas show that middle manager are much more affected by role conflict than role ambiguity. Indeed the don't almost suffer the last one. These results have implications of interest about the construct validity, as well as the unid...
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In this poper we try to do an historical review and a description of the assessment centre technique. In this way, we focous our attention on dimensions, simulations, evaluation session and assessors group. At the end, we discuss about the principal advantages and disadvantages of this technique.

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Under Hobfoll CRT to understand the relationship between unemployment in young graduates, and, psycholgogical resources and well-being. Adaptation and validation of the Positive Psychological Functioning Scale to others countries To develop a employee recognition measurment under Brun y Dugas model To understand the role of psychological resourcers in the relationship between well-being and health, and to know if it is different depending on the culture