Rosario Cabello

Rosario Cabello
University of Malaga | UMA · Developmental and Educational Psychology

PhD in Psychology

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Introduction
Rosario Cabello, is Associate Professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology in UGR and member of Emotions Lab at the University of Malaga (Spain), and of International Society for Emotional Intelligence (EI). Her current themes of research are: (1) Experimental and correlational analysis of individual differences in EI, (2) develop of new ways to assess EI in children and adolescents, and (3) design of customized training programs for improving people’s EI.
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - June 2022
University of Granada
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  • Professor (Associate)
September 2014 - November 2015
University of Castilla-La Mancha
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  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Ph.D Assistant Professor in Educational and Developmental Psychology
September 2010 - September 2014
Universidad de Huelva
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Introduction: Emotional intelligence (EI) is a psychological protective factor that can improve subjective well-being (WB) in adolescents. This study aims to establish the overall relationship between different EI models (performance-based ability model, self-report ability model, and self-report mixed model) and subjective WB in adolescents, anal...
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Introduction The literature has demonstrated how the relationship between cognitive or emotional intelligence and age exhibits an inverted-U-shape and that this decline can be mitigated by an individual’s cognitive reserve (CR). Rather less is known, however, about the pattern of changes in cognitive empathy or the ability to recognize the thoughts...
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Background Cognitive emotion regulation strategies (CERS) play a transdiagnostic role in emotional disorders, but the role of these strategies in coping with emotions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic remains poorly understood. Aims To assess the presence of emotional disorders in Spain and the association to sociodemographic...
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This study aimed to contribute towards understanding the extent to which the emotional intelligence (EI), measured as an ability, of biological mothers and fathers was associated with the global EI of their offspring as young adults using a performance test of ability EI: the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). These question...
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This study aimed to longitudinally analyze the role played by two emotional regulation strategies (cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression), through the mediating effect of engagement in pleasant activities during lockdown, in changes in affective and cognitive happiness in comparison with pre-pandemic levels. Eighty-eight participants fro...
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Adolescent aggression is a global public health with long-lasting and costly emotional, social, and economic consequences, and it is of vital importance to identify those variables that can reduce these behaviors in this population. Therefore, there is a need to establish the protective factors of aggressive behavior in adolescence. While some rese...
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The COVID-19 global pandemic has had psychological consequences worldwide. The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of concerns about contagion on negative affect (NA) according to resilience, gender and age by using a longitudinal methodology that evaluated the participants 4 months before the COVID-19 outbreak and during the resulti...
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The study of the risk and protective factors in aggression is of fundamental importance for our society. The aim of this research was to clarify the role of sensitivity to reward/punishment in aggression and provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying this relationship, particularly given that previous studies in the literature have...
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The‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’test (Eyes Test) has beenwidely used to measure theory of mind (ToM) or the ability torecognize the thoughts and feelings of others. Althoughprevious studies have analysed its relationship with the abilityto perceive emotions, the potential links with more complexemotional abilities remain unclear. The aim of the pr...
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The study of aggression plays a prominent role in psychology and public health, because of the important adverse consequences of such behavior for victims, aggressors, and society in general. The General Aggression Model (GAM) provides a general conceptual framework for understanding the aggressive as a result of three stages: (a) inputs: personal...
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Background Spain is one of the countries that has been most affected by COVID-19 disease. However, the emotional distress on the Spanish population remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of emotional disorders and related symptoms and to assess the influence of sociodemographic characteristics on this populat...
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The Dark Triad (DT) is composed of three closely related personality traits: psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism. These traits have been linked to emotional deficits. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relationship between the DT traits, including sub-dimensions, and depressive symptoms in order to identify those factors most...
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It has long been thought that emotional intelligence (EI) involves skillful emotion regulation, but surprisingly little is known about the precise links between EI and emotion regulation. To address this gap in the literature, we examined the relation between EI-operationalised as an ability-and the use of two common emotion regulation strategies-c...
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The recent conceptualization of psychopathy as a dimensional construct has given rise to the need for validated instruments for use in nonclinical populations. The Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (SRP-III) is a questionnaire widely used to evaluate psychopathic traits in clinical and nonclinical samples in the English-speaking population. Using a com...
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Background There is little research on differences in Emotional Intelligence (EI) ability at different stages of adult development. The few published studies tend not to use older adult samples. Previous studies on EI ability and age have shown contradictory results. Our main objective was to evaluate results in EI ability across different stages o...
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Head teachers are exposed to a highly emotional and stressful job, and they need a sufficient combination of professional competencies in order to deal with daily challenges in schools. Recent studies have shown the importance of developing emotional competencies such as emotional intelligence (EI) in teachers in order to improve their professional...
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The General Aggression Model (GAM) offers an integrative explanation of the aggressive behavior based on three stages: 1) inputs: personal and situational factors; 2) routes or individual internal states: affect, cognition, and arousal; and 3) outcomes: decision processes with a (non) aggressive result. Researchers are interested in looking for pro...
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Given the many instances of violence and crime that occur as a consequence of psychopathy, it is vital to find those variables that can reduce the expression of such behaviors. In this regard, one potentially useful variable is that known as Emotional Intelligence (EI) or the ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. EI has been...
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This study aimed to contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship between aggressive behaviour and individual levels of ability emotional intelligence (EI). Three hundred and ninety-five participants took part in this study. Participants were assessed on ability EI, negative affect (NA), and aggression by the Mayer-S...
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Teaching is a highly emotional and demanding profession. Developing emotional well-being among teachers will benefit not only the teachers themselves, but also their students. Previous studies have shown the protective role of emotional intelligence (EI) as well as inconsistencies in the years of teaching experience variable on positive and negativ...
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Psychopathy is a personality construct that has been related to important emotional deficits. These findings have led to a growing interest in exploring if psychopathic traits are associated with emotional intelligence (EI). However, the literature exploring this association has revealed conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to prov...
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Cognitive control is a key process in decision making and adequately adapting our behavior to the environment. Previous studies have provided evidence of a lower capacity for cognitive control in emotion-laden contexts in comparison with neutral contexts. The aim of the present research was to study changes in cognitive control performance as a fun...
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Recent studies have revealed that emotional competences are relevant to the student’s learning process and, more specifically, in the use of learning strategies (LSs). The aim of this study is twofold. First, we aim to analyze the relationship between perceived emotional intelligence (PEI) and LSs applying the scales TMMS-24 and Abridged ACRA to a...
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Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Higher scores on this ability measured through performance tests (but no through self-reports) appears to be related to better performance on “hot” (emotionally laden) cognitive tasks. However, there are relatively few studies concerning how EI may benef...
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Burkart et al. consider that the relationship between general intelligence and socio-cognitive abilities is poorly understood in animals and humans. We examine this conclusion in the perspective of an already substantial evidence base on the relationship among general intelligence, theory of mind, and emotional intelligence. We propose a link betwe...
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Aggressive behaviors are highly prevalent in children. Given their negative consequences, it is necessary to look for protective factors that prevent or reduce their progress in early development before they become highly unshakable. With a sample of 147 children, the present study aimed to assess the relation between parental education and inhibit...
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Adolescents’ aggressive behavior is a growing social problem with important implications for psychosocial adjustment. The teaching of emotional skills has an important impact on reducing aggression in schools. However, little scientific evidence has shown the explanatory mechanism through which this training reduces aggression during adolescence. T...
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En la actualidad, el estudio de las emociones se ha convertido en uno de los objetivos primordiales de investigación en diferentes ámbitos científicos y, en especial, en la investigación educativa. Este creciente interés ha dado lugar a un gran número de investigaciones destinadas a evaluar sus efectos en contextos diversos. Este artículo presenta...
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La influencia de las emociones del profesorado no universi-tario en el proceso de evaluación del alumnado ha sido poco estudiada. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo me-diante un diseño experimental analizar la influencia de cua-tro emociones diferentes (Alegría, Tristeza, Ira y Neutra) en el proceso de evaluación de un texto escrito de un alumno...
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La alta prevalencia de conductas agresivas en la niñez y en la adolescencia hace necesaria la búsqueda de factores pro-tectores que disminuyan estos comportamientos. El objetivo de este artículo es hacer una revisión de la literatura existente acerca de la relación entre la conducta agresiva en esta población y tres posibles factores protectores de...
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Emotional intelligence (EI), or the ability to perceive, use, understand and regulate emotions, appears to be helpful in the performance of " hot " (i.e., emotionally laden) cognitive tasks when using performance-based ability models, but not when using self-report EI models. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between EI (as measu...
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Este artículo re exiona sobre la idea de que para enseñar la inteligencia emocional en las escuelas de una forma e caz es necesario contar con un programa riguroso y validado cientí camente, pero no es su ciente. También es necesario un plan de implementación realista, así como padres y maestros con una mentalidad de crecimiento que crean que el ap...
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The goal of the current investigation was to analyze ability emotional intelligence (EI) in a large cross-sectional sample of Spanish adults (N = 12,198; males, 56.56%) aged from 17 to 76 years (M = 37.71, SD = 12.66). Using the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), which measures ability EI according to the 4 branches of the M...
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Although emotion and cognition were considered to be separate aspects of the psyche in the past, researchers today have demonstrated the existence of an interplay between the two processes. Emotional intelligence (EI), or the ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions, is a relatively young concept that attempts to connect both emo...
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Emotion regulation (ER) is a basic psychological process that has been broadly linked to psychosocial adjustment. Due to its relationship with psychosocial adjustment, a significant number of instruments have been developed to assess emotion regulation in a reliable and valid manner. Among these, the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross and...
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Personality traits have been directly associated with happiness. One consistent finding is a strong link between extraversion and happiness: extraverts are happier than introverts. Although happy introverts exist, it is currently unclear under what conditions they can achieve happiness. The present study analyzes, generally, how the quality of soci...
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Previous research has shown that people differ in their implicit theories about the essential characteristics of intelligence and emotions. Some people believe these characteristics to be predetermined and immutable (entity theorists), whereas others believe that these characteristics can be changed through learning and behavior training (increment...
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Recent research has suggested that the association between emotional intelligence (EI) and depression is dependent on the type of EI measured (ability EI vs. perceived EI) and on gender. Whereas perceived EI is negatively related with depression in both men and women, only men with high levels of ability EI report less of a depressive affect. An in...
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Numerous studies have suggested that educational history, as a proxy measure of active cognitive reserve, protects against age-related cognitive decline and risk of dementia. Whether educational history also protects against age-related decline in emotional intelligence (EI) is unclear. The present study examined ability EI in 310 healthy adults ra...
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The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003) is widely used to assess individual differences in reappraisal and suppression. The present study tests the psychometric properties, reliability, and validity of a Spanish adaptation of the ERQ on a broad sample of participants of Spanish nationality aged 18–80 years (38% males, 62% fem...
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The Eyes Test-Child version (Baron-Cohen et al., 2001b) is a test that measures advanced Theory of Mind (ToM) skills through an emotion recognition task. The test was designed for the diagnosis of emotion recognition and mentalization, and it has been widely used across different cultures as a tool for the diagnosis of disorders associated with a d...
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The 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' (Eyes) test is an advanced test of theory of mind. It is widely used to assess individual differences in social cognition and emotion recognition across different groups and cultures. The present study examined distributions of responses and scores on a Spanish version of the test in a non-clinical Spanish adult p...
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The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003) is widely used to assess individual differences in reap-praisal and suppression. The present study tests the psychometric properties, reliability, and validity of a Spanish adaptation of the ERQ on a broad sample of participants of Spanish nationality aged 18–80 years (38% males, 62% fe...
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To analyze the effects that an emotional intelligence (EI) educational program based on the EI ability model had on adolescent mental health immediately and 6 months after completion of the training. A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design with a treatment and a control group was used; 479 Spanish adolescents (47.4% male, mean age of 13 years)...
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We analyzed the effects on a group of Spanish adolescents of an emotional intelligence (EI) education program based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997) model of adolescent psychosocial adjustment. Participants were 147 high school students aged between 13 and 16 years, of whom 69 were in the control group and 78 were in the training group. We conducted t...
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Are women more emotionally intelligent than men? Today it is widely believed, among the general public and academics alike, that the female gender is linked with better knowledge of emotions. Is this notion correct or yet another stereotype? To address this question, the relationship between gender and emotional intelligence (EI), as assessed using...
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The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003) is widely used to assess individual differences in reap-praisal and suppression. The present study tests the psychometric properties, reliability, and validity of a Spanish adaptation of the ERQ on a broad sample of participants of Spanish nationality aged 18–80 years (38% males, 62% fe...
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In this article, we describe the importance of complementing teachers’ training with the learning and development of social and emotional aspects. It is in this way that Emotional Intelligence (EI) –understood as a complement of the cognitive development of teachers and students– is to play a role in the educational context. We review Mayer & Salov...
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In this article, we describe the importance of complementing teachers� training with the learning and development of social and emotional aspects. It is in this way that Emotional Intelligence (EI) �understood as a complement of the cognitive development of teachers and students� is to play a role in the educational context. We review Mayer & Salov...
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This investigation examined the rela- tionship between emotional intelligence (EI) and teenage alcohol / tobacco consumption. Emo- tional intelligence, understood as the ability to perceive, understand and regulate emotions in an adequate way, is associated to a reduction in con- ducts entailing a risk for health, including tobacc o and alcohol con...
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This study examines the possibility of theoretical integration of different measures of emotional regulation. In particular, we analyze the empirical relationship existing between such measures with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms on which emotional management operates. The study was carried out with 161 undergraduates t...

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