Maria Amerigo

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

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January 2007 - December 2008
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Este trabajo comienza con la discusión acerca de la calidad de la educación y cómo ésta se entiende hoy como el desempeño de los estudiantes en pruebas normalizadas o estandarizadas, relegando a un segundo plano temas de formación ciudadana, sexualidad, diversidad, sustentabilidad, entre otros. A continuación se describe el proceso de instalación d...
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Connectedness to Nature represents the relationship of the Self with the natural environment and has been made operative using different scales. One of the most systematically studied in the Anglo-Saxon context has been the Mayer and Frantz (2004) Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS). In an attempt to study the psychometric properties of this instru...
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La presente investigación está centrada en el comportamiento socio-espacial de los individuos que viajan en los transportes públicos urbanos. Los resultados obtenidos ponen de manifiesto cómo la conducta socio-espacial humana, en el contexto concreto de los transportes públicos urbanos, presenta una gama de respuestas por parte del sujeto frente a...
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This study aims to discover whether observers with the same cultural background as the inhabitant of a bedroom perceive common characteristics among the inhabitants. The study was carried out with 107 females who were asked to assess the inhabitants of eight bedrooms. Several slides of each bedroom were shown to participants and they had to choose...
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Contenido: Aspectos conceptuales y metodológicos. Cognición ambiental. Emoción y ambiente. Factores físicos medioambientales. Espacio Personal y ecología del grupo pequeño. Privacidad y territorialidad. Hacinamiento. Ambientes residenciales. Laborales. Escolares. Institucionales. El medio urbano. Actitudes y creencias hacia el medio ambiente. Probl...
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El presente trabajo profundiza en la distinta concepción que las personas poseen del ser humano y de la naturaleza en función de sus actitudes hacia el medio ambiente. En concreto se pretende establecer qué características se asocian al ser humano y a la naturaleza para aquellos sujetos que poseen actitudes biosféricas que valoran a la naturaleza p...
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The present study focuses mainly on the relationship between psychological constructs and ecological behaviour. Empirical analysis links personal values, ecological beliefs, consequences of environmental conditions, denial of ecological obligation, environmental control, personal norms and environment protection behaviour. Survey data from a path a...
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International Journal of psychology, 43(3/4), p. 292.
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La presente investigación analiza el contenido de las creencias hacia las relaciones entre las personas y su medio ambiente combinando una perspectiva actitudinal con el enfoque de las representaciones sociales. De esta forma, el objetivo principal consiste en determinar si existe una representación social diferente de las relaciones entre el ser h...
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This study focuses on the cognitive components of general environmental attitudes. Taking as a starting point the scale of Thompson and Barton (1994) to identify ecocentric and anthropocentric motives in environmental conservation, the beliefs that guide attitudes in the person-environment relationship are analyzed. Confirmatory factor analysis was...
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Resumen Los estudios sobre preocupación ambiental asumen como supuesto que las personas perciben problemas ambientales, y tratan de conocer las variables intermedias que modulan el comportamiento proambiental, sin atender a las diferentes evaluaciones que se hacen sobre una gama tan variada de problemas de esta índole. En la presente investigación...
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La presente investigación analiza las creencias que orientan la relación individuo-medio ambiente, hipotetizando que éstas se organizan en una estructura tripartita, según que el énfasis se ponga en el propio sujeto (egoísmo), en los seres humanos (socioaltruismo) o en la biosfera (biosferismo). Esta estructura se contrasta con otros enfoques bidim...
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The structure of beliefs about environmental concern. In this study beliefs about the relationship between the individual and his/her natural environment are analysed and it is hypothesised that these beliefs are organised in a three-dimensional structure. according to the emphasis placed within the relationship on: self (egoism), human beings in g...
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Numerous and complex are the processes related on the gradual damage of the environment which commit the biosphere degradation, welfare of population, natural resources depletion¿ Numerous are also the voices proclaiming the underlying social devices and demanding new ways of perceiving, thinking, acting and transforming society. From Environmental...
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Este trabajo representa un estudio en el campo de las actitudes ambientales. El objetivo que se persigue es indagar en las actitudes proambientales y en los constructos de ecocentrismo y antropocentrismo, y a su vez estudiar la relación que establecen con la «conducta ecológica». Para llevar a cabo este objetivo se pasó un cuestionario a 500 sujeto...
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Los valores personales se están convirtiendo en una variable fundamental para explicar y entender la preocupación por la protección del medio ambiente. Utilizando una muestra de 408 estudiantes de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha se estudia la preocupación ambiental a través de las relaciones entre los valores personales, las creencias sobre la...
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In this paper we present a theoretical and methodological approach to the study of residential satisfaction, and seek to give a general view of the relationships established between a person and his/her residential environment. The work is structured in two sections. The first offers a general overview of the state of the art in residential satisfa...
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El libro a comentar recoge las ponencias y comunicaciones presentadas al seminario que sobre Psicología Ambiental se celebró en Orellana (Badajoz) en el mes de septiembre de 1992, con el fin de discutir en profundidad los aspectos teóricos, metodológicos y aplicados que en este momento constituyen los elementos de análisis y discusión de la discipl...
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En esta investigación se estudia la validez de una versión castellana de la escala «Environmental Concern Scale» (ECS) llevada a cabo con 716 estudiantes. Las puntuaciones obtenidas por los sujetos proambientalistas y no proambientalistas resultan significativamente diferentes. Asímismo, se estudian las relaciones entre las actitudes hacia la preoc...
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Planners' and architects' knowledge of the needs of users as well as their perceptions of the residential environment, has been commented on in many studies dealing with residential satisfaction. In this study--based on primary research in an area of council housing in Madrid--the main goal is the study of objective and subjective factors, on both...
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Este trabajo trata de investigar las implicaciones del rol esposo/esposa sobre la percepción del mismo ambiente residencial, cuestión de posible influencia en relación a la toma de decisión en la planificación y diseño de áreas residenciales. Para alcanzar el objetivo señalado se trabajó con dos muestras, ambas compuestas por cuarenta parejas. La p...

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