Moises Mebarak

Moises Mebarak
Universidad del Norte (Colombia) | Uninorte · Department of Psychology

Ph.D

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Introduction
Moises Mebarak currently works at the Department of Psychology, Universidad del Norte (Colombia). Moises does research mainly in Eating Disorders specially Body Image, Also interested in other topics such as Personality, Sexuality. video game, addiction, Healthy Lifestyles, and Criminal Behaviors.

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Depression represents a public health problem, especially in the adolescent and young adult populations. Studies have shown that during the COVID-19 outbreak, depressive symptoms were associated with economic instability, among other aspects related to isolation. The present study seeks to identify sociodemographic characteristics and situations as...
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Sociosexuality refers to an individual’s disposition to have casual sex without establishing affective bonds and has been widely studied worldwide using the Revised Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI-R; Penke & Asendorpf, 2008). Despite its many validations in different cultural contexts, no psychometric analyses of this instrument have been co...
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People across the world and throughout history have gone to great lengths to enhance their physical appearance. Evolutionary psychologists and ethologists have largely attempted to explain this phenomenon via mating preferences and strategies. Here, we test one of the most popular evolutionary hypotheses for beauty-enhancing behaviors, drawn from m...
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People across the world and throughout history have gone to great lengths to enhance their physical appearance. Evolutionary psychologists and ethologists have largely attempted to explain this phenomenon via mating preferences and strategies. Here, we test one of the most popular evolutionary hypotheses for beauty-enhancing behaviors, drawn from m...
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Purpose of review We systematically reviewed the recent literature on the epidemiology of eating disorders in Latin America. Recent findings Most screened articles only investigated risk for eating disorders or disordered eating behaviors. Four studies reported prevalence for eating disorders. One study reported age-standardized prevalence rang...
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La escala holandesa breve de adicción al trabajo (DUWAS-10), ha sido ampliamente utilizada pero dada la existencia de dudas en el diseño de los estudios factoriales anteriores para minimizar los sesgos de indeterminación factorial y confirmatorio, así como la ausencia de normas refinadas para su corrección y parámetros locales para su interpretació...
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Purpose of review We systematically reviewed the recent literature on the epidemiology of eating disorders in Latin America. Recent findings Most screened articles only investigated risk for eating disorders or disordered eating behaviors. Four studies reported prevalence for eating disorders. One study reported age-standardized prevalence ranging...
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Introduction: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the factor structure of Spanish translation and adaptation of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI) in a sample of Colombian adults. Method: The sample of the study was n = 968. Respondents were aged between 18 and 52 years old (Mage=22.81, SD=4.42). Descriptive anal...
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Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present a deficit in inhibitory control. Still, it remains unclear whether it comes from a deficit in reactive inhibition (ability to stop the action in progress), proactive inhibition (ability to exert preparatory control), or both. We compared the performance of 39 children with ADHD...
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection is a chronic disease that affects ~40 million people worldwide. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) are common in individuals with HIV-1 Infection, and represent a recent public health problem. Here we evaluate the performance of a recently proposed short protocol for detecting HAND b...
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Sociosexuality has been widely studied throughout the world, but there are no psychometric analyses of an instrument to obtain objective measures of this construct in Spanish-speaking America. The Sociosexual Orientation Inventory-Revised (SOI-R) is proposed as a valid and reliable instrument to assess sociosexuality in this region. Exploratory Fac...
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Structure of the Video Game Dependence Test, relationship with playing, sex differences and typology of gambling dependence in a Colombian sampleAbstract: The objective of this study was to analyze the factorial structure and psychometric properties of the Video Game Dependence Test (TDV; Cholíz & Marco, 2011) in a Colombian sample, its ability to...
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Anxiety plays a central role in human life and psychotherapy. First, we aim to clarify the concepts of existential anxiety—through its association with values, freedom, will, wishes and the process of wishing—trait anxiety, state anxiety, normal anxiety and neurotic anxiety. Second, we emphasize how will and wishes are vital for coping with anxiety...
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Semantic memory (SM) is a type of long-term memory associated with the storage of general information about the world. Here we assessed the characteristics of the SM battery, developed by Catricalà et al. (2013), in a sample of Colombian children. This battery was originally conceived to evaluate adults, and features six subtests that assess SM in...
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In order to advance in the study of positive body image among different cultures, it is important to create culturally appropriate measures. We examined the psychometric properties of a Latin-American Spanish translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2; Tylka & Wood-Barcalow, 2015a), specifically assessing measurement invariance using a lar...
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Objective: Body image is a construct highly dependent to culture and ethnicity. Furthermore, recent studies revealed that body image is not only a trait, but also a momentary state subject to change in diverse situational contexts. However, cultural influences on momentary body image have not been sufficiently investigated. To assess the influence...
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Introducción. La revelación del diagnóstico de VIH/Sida a niños y adolescentes ha tenido beneficios y desafíos para las familias afectadas. Objetivo. Validar la herramienta "Mi Dragón Dormido" para el proceso de revelación del diagnóstico de VIH/Sida a menores de 15 años. Materiales y métodos. Se seleccionaron 10 jueces expertos y 40 cuidadores d...
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The study aimed to determine the type of relationships that could exist between work design, engagement, and life satisfaction. This research was carried out in Madrid, Spain, where a random sample of 305 people answered a survey. All those constructs were assessed with the following instruments: Work Design Questionnaire - WDQ-; Utrecht Work Engag...
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The study aimed to determine the type of relationships that could exist between work design, engagement, and life satisfaction. This research was carried out in Madrid, Spain, where a random sample of 305 people answered a survey. All those constructs were assessed with the following instruments: Work Design Questionnaire (WDQ); Utrecht Work Engage...
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The study aimed to determine the type of relationships that could exist between work design, engagement, and life satisfaction. This research was carried out in Madrid, Spain, where a random sample of 305 people answered a survey. All those constructs were assessed with the following instruments: Work Design Questionnaire (WDQ); Utrecht Work Engage...
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Criminal responsibility is a concept under consideration in the field of forensic psychology. It has been defined as the cognitive capacity of a person to appreciate the nature of unfairness of his act. In Latin America, and more specifically in Colombia, it has not been widely studied and there is little literature on the instruments that allow it...
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Similarly, to other natural disasters, floods entail negative repercussions in affected communities. This leads to a decline in the victims’ mental and physical health. In the long term, mental health consequences tend to be more persistent, they manifest through poor self-care and other aspects related to poverty. With the intention to approach a...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) lead to neurocognitive disorders; however, there is still much knowledge to be gained regarding HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. The purpose of this study was to assess the cognitive performance, instrumental activities of daily living, depression,...
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La responsabilidad criminal es un concepto objeto de estudio para la psicología forense. Se ha definido como la capacidad cognitiva de una persona para apreciar la naturaleza de lo injusto de su acto. En Latinoamérica, y de manera más específica en Colombia, no ha sido ampliamente estudiada, y existe escasa literatura sobre los instrumentos que per...
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The present study is aimed to determine some epidemiological aspects related to homicides committed by hired killers with firearms. We conducted a data collection survey of historical records from the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. The sample (n = 310) is composed of homicide victims in 2007 in the departments of Atlántico and M...
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The objective of this study was to carry out a theoretical review about childrearing and upbringing, the different types of authority and their relationship with the emergence of criminal conducts in adulthood, in order to contribute some knowledge to the understanding of the possible causes of criminal behavior as a widely studied phenomenon. For...
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Purpose of review: Eating disorders are currently not considered to be limited to Western culture. We systematically reviewed the existing literature on the prevalence of eating disorders in Latin America. Recent findings: Of 1583 records screened, 17 studies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela were included in the ana...
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La psicología de la salud es una disciplina que se encuentra en sus inicios. Hasta hace poco tiempo el acercamiento a los tópicos de esta disciplina se podía llevar a cabo a través de la psicología clínica y la psicología social. La ins-tauración de la psicología de la salud como una disciplina independiente ocurre en 1978 y se constituye así en la...
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Background: Eating disorders (ED) are nowadays considered disorders not limited to Western culture, but recent international cross-cultural research on ED was mainly focused on Asian and Arab countries. Therefore, this study assesses the existing literature on prevalence rates of ED in Latin America. Methods: A systematic review of the English, Spa...
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This article is a theoretical review about the relationship between the unconscious and the formation of social stereotypes and prejudices. As a result, there were some theoretical comparisons that seek to provide some clear ideas about the similarities and differences of the conceptions that psychoanalysis and cognitive psychology have about the u...
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Conceptualize the basis of a positive organizational psychology to the prevention of problems and psychosocial risks in the organizational context. Bibliographical sources of first and second order where used. The analysis is based from the categories found in the theoretical framework. There is a need to develop a comprehensive model, based on emp...
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Conceptualizar las bases de una psicología organizacional positiva para la prevención de problemas y riesgos psicosociales en el contexto organizacional. Se utilizaron fuentes bibliográficas de primero y segundo orden. El análisis se dio a partir de las categorías encontradas en el esquema teórico. Existe la necesidad de plantear un modelo comprehe...
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Child sexual abuse is an issue with great international impact and a high prevalence - according to WHO. At present, at least 150 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of some kind of sexual abuse before 18 years of age. This study, directed mainly towards the symptomatology of this issue, intends to present the state of the art about...
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The goal of this article is to clarify the state of art related to Autism emphasizing the diverse theories and psychological hypotheses implied in this singular disorder. Also, we will relate this to the interdisciplinary and diverse present techniques of intervention. The idea is to clarify how to improve the quality of life of the affected ones w...
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This article is based on the state of art about the present understanding related to the concept of mental health, especially from the perspective of health psychology. With the purpose of clarifying this field, we present several researches in both, the international context and the Caribbean north cost of Colombia. We found that the concept of me...
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Este artículo tiene como objetivo realizar una revisión bibliográfica acerca del autismo infantil. Se hace énfasis en las diversas teorías e hipótesis psicológicas que subyacen a este singular trastorno y se complementa la información acerca de las diversas técnicas de intervención que a nivel interdisciplinario se vienen manejando, con el fin de m...
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Este artículo está basado en un estudio estado del arte acerca del entendimiento actual que se tiene sobre el concepto de salud mental, especialmente desde la perspectiva de la psicología de la salud. Con el fin de ilustrar este campo, se presentan algunos aportes y/o investigaciones tanto a nivel general como de la región costa Caribe colombiana....

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Evaluar el impacto de la violencia de pareja sobre el funcionamiento neuropsicológico, los niveles de estrés y la funcionalidad en mujeres víctimas de violencia física y psicológica.
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The primary aim is to assess the body image, beauty ideal, amount of excersise/sport, strive for thinness or muscularity, weight and height, and psychopathology in students in Germany and Colombia. A secondary aim is the comparement of both populations.