Maria Amerigo

Maria Amerigo
University of Castilla-La Mancha · Department of Psychology

PhD

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January 2007 - December 2008
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

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Partiendo de la revisión de la literatura, en este trabajo se plantea un modelo empírico orientado a explorar el efecto que tienen sobre la satisfacción, la recomendación positiva y la recompra en el ámbito online dos tipos de variables: (1) aquellas relacionadas con las emociones (interés, alegría, sorpresa y afecto negativo) y el flow que han sid...
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The evolution of an epidemic is conditioned by the health protection behaviors adopted by the population, which depends, in part, on their perception of the risk of contracting the disease. This study on the perception of the risk of COVID-19 infection in a sample of the Spanish population (N = 374) reveals that significant predictors of one’s perc...
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The main objective of this research is to design an instrument to evaluate public attitudes towards several protection measures against possible urban flooding, concretely when Duero River passes through the city of Zamora (Spain). The study took place in three differentiated phases. In a first one, using the focus group technique, three groups of...
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In this research we designed an instrument to evaluate public attitudes towards flood risk management measures applicable to urban flood prone areas. Using the focus group qualitative research technique, a total of 24 stakeholders organized in three groups discussed about these measures. Content analysis allowed us to identify main opinions and bel...
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This research analyses pro-environmental behaviour (considering four categories: transport and mobility, waste management, ecological consumption and activism) according to environmental attitudes and certain contextual factors regarding the neighbourhood of residence. In addition, based on the assumptions of ABC theory, we evaluate the moderating...
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This research proposes a systematic application of goal-framing theory to understand psychological factors which drive pro-environmental behaviours (PB). The aim is to analyse the explanatory power of goals (gain, normative and hedonic) on eight different categories and subtypes of PB. The study sample consisted of 643 people living in Castilla-La...
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The aim of this study is to empirically test the ABC model to assess the importance of attitudinal and contextual factors on pro-environmental behaviour (PB). The study sample consisted of 218 Chinese. The results show that four types of PB - waste disposal and management, transport and mobility, green consumption, and environmental activism - are...
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Introduction. The current environmental crisis reveals the need to act immediately from the field of environmental education from a very early age. This paper presents a case study that aims to verify the efficiency of an educational intervention to promote pro-environmental attitudes, perception of household recycling behaviors, and knowledge rela...
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Most of the deaths and economic losses resulting from natural disasters that have occurred in Spain have been brought about by floods. The adequate management of flood risks is, therefore, a critical aspect as regards improving the quality of life of populations living in flood risk areas. Local communities’ social resilience to floods is directly...
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El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en presentar el potencial que el análisis de la percepción psicosocial tiene para el diseño de estrategias de gestión y comunicación del riesgo de inundaciones. Para ello, en primer lugar, se realiza una exposición teórica de los principales procesos psicológicos implicados en la evaluación del riesgo de inundac...
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Background: Most studies focused on measuring environmental attitudes consider a one-dimension measure of pro/anti-environmentalism, such as NEP scale. Nevertheless, more recent research has shown that it seems more adequate to use a multidimensional approach when assessing complex relations among people and the natural environment, particularly o...
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Flash floods are unexpected events, which evolve rapidly and affect relatively small areas. The short time available for minimising risks requires preparedness and active response. In this context of risk management, the flood risk perception of the local population is the first step towards achieving resilience of people and communities. Although...
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Climate change requires the designing of strategies that mitigate the damage to people’s daily life. One of the most notable consequences of climate change in the Iberian Peninsula is flooding, the frequency and social and economic impact of which have increased in recent decades. As a result, a change of paradigm in flood risk management has been...
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Environmental managers are increasingly aware of the importance of involving different stakeholders to develop flood risk management policies and to design effective communication strategies. In order to involve the stakeholders in these processes is required first a broad understanding of: (1) how they perceive flood risks; (2) what kind of intere...
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Recent research has shown that it seems more adequate a multidimensional approach instead of a traditional one-dimensional measure of pro/anti environmentalism (NEP), when measuring environmental concern (EC), particularly on a cultural basis. This paper aims to test the psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Environmental Concern Scale in...
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This work aims to analyze the relationship between temporal perspective and environmental concern, using a multidimensional approach for the measurement of environmental attitudes instead of a traditional one-dimensional measure. The sample of the study was 553 Spanish university students who answered an online questionnaire. The results showed tha...
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This work aims to analyze the relationship between temporal perspective and environmental risk perception, as well as to evaluate the role that temporal perspective plays in flood-risk perception and the intentions to adopt protective behaviors. Two studies were carried out with university students (N = 253) and general population of a municipality...
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Why is it called risk when they only analyse hazard? Cartographic sources for flood risk analysis - Spanish and Portuguese frameworks. Estimating the best fit flood frequency distribution function for the evaluation of uncertainties in flood hazard mapping. Flood risk assessment in Pajares de Pedraza (Segovia, Central Spain). Experiences and res...
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Flood risk management is gradually shifting from a risk-based approach to an integrated one that, among other elements, considers risk communication (RC) as a means of boosting resilience. Regardless of the above, few scientists have tackled up to now the integration of RC into flood risk management. In this connection, this particular study seeks...
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10578/20012. The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is an interdisciplinary society which addresses emerging issues in risk analysis, management and policy. It operates world-wide and it has many International Sections. SRA was established in 1980 and has grown significantly since its founding. The Society has held an annual...
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This paper analyses the effects of inducing emotions on thought-action repertoires related to nature following the Broaden-and-Build Theory (BBT). Based on a pilot study conducted with 279 university students, this study transculturally validated five videos that generated two positive, one neutral and two negative emotions. The main study, conduct...
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Models based on a multidimensional structure of environmental attitudes are more appropriate than one-dimensional or dichotomic approaches when assessing the complex relationships people have with the natural environment. This work explores a model of environmental concern composed of four attitudinal dimensions (apathy, anthropocentrism, connectiv...
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The chapter begins by making a conceptual reflection of the relation between, terms such as wellbeing and the quality of life, based on a contextualization of the residential satisfaction. Thereafter, a revision is carried out on the pioneer research in residential satisfaction. Concretely, the chapter shows how these studies find out evaluation cr...
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This paper presents a study on the use of learning strategies in foreign languages, and more specifically Spanish. The study was conducted with 376 Chinese and American students who were studying Spanish in their countries of origin. The results obtained from a latent class cluster analysis identified five groups of participants based on the intens...
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La percepción del riesgo constituye una línea clave de los aportes de la investigación psicológica sobre los retos ambientales. Por lo que respecta al riesgo de inundación, la aprobación de la Directiva Europea de gestión de riesgos por Inundaciones en 2007 (Directiva 2007/60/CE), supone un cambio sobre cómo deben abordarse los estudios de mitigaci...
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People leave ‘footprints’ in the environment in which they live and these become cues that reflect the occupants' identity. The aim of the present study was to determine the inferences about sociodemographic and personality traits made from the observation of primary spaces, and to identify the cues that facilitate such inferences. In Study 1, part...
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The main objective of this research was to test the impact of a risk communication strategy (RCS) on the level of risk perception (RP) and preparedness in 201 participants living in an area prone to flash floods. A longitudinal research was designed and participants were interviewed twice (before and after the implementation of the RCS) within a on...
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A suitable level of social awareness of Civil Protection Plans (CPP) is critical to minimize disasters and damages due to flash floods and, therefore, improving social vulnerability related to the impact of floods on households. This study describes and presents the results of the implementation of a Risk Communication Strategy (RCS) in a village l...
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Flash floods provoke a high average mortality as they are usually unexpected events which evolve rapidly and affect relatively small areas. The short time available for minimizing risks requires preparedness and response actions to be put into practice. Therefore, it is necessary the development of emergency response plans to evacuate and rescue pe...
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This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention programme administered to blind and sighted school students. The students were given information concerning style, author and technique of three paintings from three different artistic periods, as well as guidelines to assess the overall aesthetics of each image. This programme was administe...
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The deterioration of the environment and the seriousness of current environmental problems have led to changes in individuals’ attitudes towards the environment, and have also modified their consumer behaviour, thus favouring the development of more responsible conducts in consumers in different part of the world. In spite of this, few previous emp...
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By adopting a multidimensional approach to environmental attitudes (apathy, anthropocentrism, connectedness and emotional affinity with nature), this study explores the relationships between these dimensions, social dominance orientation (SDO) and political orientation. Two hundred and sixty-two Chilean university students filled out an ad hoc onli...
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Background: This paper analyzes the experience of crowding through a biopsychosocial approach to human behavior which empirically joins different dimensions that the literature has analyzed separately. The main aim consists of identifying factors involved in perceived crowding from (a) the emotional response and affective meaning (BIO dimension);...
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Se investiga la influencia del contexto de interacción social (cooperativo versus competitivo) junto con ciertas características disposicionales en la toma de decisiones ante dilemas ambientales. Se parte de la consideración de que entre las variables que incitan a un comportamiento proambiental están determinados rasgos de personalidad, creencias...
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p> This paper contrasts high and low-density residential and functional environments through an assessment of the pleasure and arousal said environments elicit. The relationships between these affective dimensions and a measure of emotional well-being and personality traits are also explored. Two hundred thirty-eight university students assessed th...
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A suitable level of social perception about flood risk and awareness of Civil Protection Plans are critical to minimize disasters and damages due to flash floods. To improve perception, awareness and, as a result, the effectiveness of Civil Protection Plans, it is often required the implementation of communication plans. Here, we propose a framewor...
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Las conductas proambientales han sido ampliamente estudiadas, pero sólo recientemente se pueden encontrar algunos estudios que exploran su relación con las emociones positivas. Siguiendo esta última línea de investigación, este trabajo pretende analizar cómo se relaciona la exposición a emociones positivas con un comportamiento ante un dilema medio...
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A suitable level of social perception about flood risk and awareness of Civil Protection Plans are critical to minimize disasters and damages due to flash floods. In order to improve risk perception, awareness and, as a result, the effectiveness of Civil Protection Plans, it is often required the implementation of communication plans. This research...
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Se discutirán los resultados de un estudio piloto, que forma parte de un proyecto mayor, orientado al análisis transcultural de la preocupación ambiental y su relación con la conducta ecológica. El propósito de este artículo es mostrar los resultados obtenidos de la aplicación del instrumento creado en España para probarlo en la realidad chilena, d...
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Este estudio, enmarcado en la Psicología Positiva, se propone presentar la relación entre la inducción de emociones positivas, negativas y neutras en el medio ambiente natural virtual, los estados afectivos que provocan y el repertorio sugerido de pensamientos de acción proambiental. La exposición a emociones positivas ayuda a construir nuevas habi...
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Spain is, behind Switzerland, the second most mountainous country in Europe, which determines that after the occurrence of heavy or intense rainfall events, a fast hydrological response takes place due to steep slopes and strong hydrological connectivity. As a result, flash floods are, among natural hazards, the main social risk in Spain. In fact,...
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This study analyzes environmental concern from a multidimensional proposal of environmental attitudes. From a preceding multidimensional conceptualization with undergraduate student, the main objective is to test a measure of four dimensions of environmental attitudes in a sample of general population (N = 245). Furthermore, a relationship among th...
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This study analyzes the learning of Spanish as a foreign language from a perspective based on Gardner’s socioeducational model. Two different studies are presented. The first study verifies the viability of the socioeducational model in Chinese university students who are learning either in linguistic and cultural immersion (Spain) or in their orig...
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People leave their marks on the environment through the personalization of their spaces. In this regard, personalized space will allow people to make inferences regarding the occupant's personal and social characteristics. This research attempts to study the issue of impression formation based on the cues that people leave behind in their primary s...
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Los ecosistemas de dehesas que ocupan el área geográfica de las regiones de sur-occidente peninsular español constituyen un ejemplo paradigmático de sistemas tradicionales de uso y aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales de un modo sostenido en el tiempo, lo que constituye un aporte del conocimiento de las culturas tradicionales a la construcción...
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Resumen Los ecosistemas de dehesas que ocupan el área geográ ca de las regiones de sur-occidente peninsular español constituyen un ejemplo paradigmático de sistemas tradicionales de uso y aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales de un modo sostenido en el tiempo, lo que constituye un aporte desde el conocimiento de las culturas tradicionales a la...
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Resumen Los ecosistemas de dehesas que ocupan el área geográ ca de las regiones de sur-occidente peninsular español constituyen un ejemplo paradigmático de sistemas tradicionales de uso y aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales de un modo sostenido en el tiempo, lo que constituye un aporte desde el conocimiento de las culturas tradicionales a la...
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The natural environment has largely been overlooked by research into subjective well-being. The few studies to have addressed the issue have focused on the beneficial effects of contact with nature, but have not looked at how attitudes and behaviours towards the natural environment are related to subjective well-being. The present paper seeks to fi...
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The natural environment has largely been overlooked by research into subjective well-being. The few studies to have addressed the issue have focused on the beneficial effects of contact with nature, but have not looked at how attitudes and behaviours towards the natural environment are related to subjective well-being. The present paper seeks to fi...
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En: Estudios de psicología Madrid 2001, v. 22, n. 1 ; p. 65-73 El presente trabajo hace referencia a las relaciones entre los valores humanos, las intenciones de conducta proambiental, las creencias sobre las consecuencias de las condiciones medioambientales medidas a través de la escala del Nuevo Paradigma Ecológico (NPE) y las decisiones que se a...
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This paper proposes a theoretically integrated structure made up of four dimensions pertaining to environmental concern: apathy, anthropocentrism, connectedness, and emotional affinity. These four dimensions are distributed along a gradient that reflects the inclusion of nature in the self. This proposal is empirically supported by a study conducte...
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This paper proposes a theoretically integrated structure made up of four dimensions pertaining to environmental concern: apathy, anthropocentrism, connectedness, and emotional affinity. These four dimensions are distributed along a gradient that reflects the inclusion of nature in the self. This proposal is empirically supported by a study conducte...
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La naturaleza ha sido un elemento ampliamente omitido en la literatura sobre bienestar emocional. La escasa investigación al respecto ha estado centrada en los efectos beneficiosos del contacto con la naturaleza, pero no en cómo las actitudes y conductas hacia el medio ambiente se asocian a un mayor o menor bienestar emocional. La presente investig...