Ursula Oberst

Ursula Oberst
Fundacio Blanquerna · Departamento de Psicología

Ph.D.

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Smart Home Technology manufacturers currently face significant issues with regard to the acceptance and intention to use their products. Evidence suggests that specific products have the lion’s share of the smart home market, and fully integrated smart home set-ups are still rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the acceptance of Smart Hom...
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This article presents some advanced psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Adlerian Personality Priorities Assessment (APPA) together with a study of validity using instruments to measure belongingness, life satisfaction, adult attachment, and a projective technique to assess Adlerian Personality Priorities (the Top Card Activity). T...
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According to Baumeister and Leary (1995) belongingness is an important characteristic of psychological functionality and central to human need. The experience of achieved belongingness is a positive feeling of security and comfort that is the result of feeling part of a community, in personal life, at the workplace, or in any other social contexts....
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Purpose This study aims to analyze aspects of decision-making in recruitment. Using a choice-based conjoint (CBC) experiment with typified screening scenarios, it was analyzed what aspects will be more important for recruiters: the recommendation provided by a hiring algorithm or the recommendation of a human co-worker; gender of the candidate and...
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Casual videogames (CVGs), played on smartphones, are becoming increasingly popular, especially among females and adults. Whereas the addictive potential of online (computer) videogames is well-established, there is yet insufficient evidence for Internet gaming disorder (IGD) in mobile gamers and for the mediating role of some mechanisms involved. T...
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The four personality priorities (superiority, control, pleasing, comfort) are based on Adlerian Psychology and represent the individual’s preferred strategy to pursue belonging and significance in their lives and their way of understanding themselves, others, and life. This paper presents the first psychometric results of the adaptation into Spanis...
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The traditional interpretation of dreams has failed to live up to expectations insofar as it is purported to obtain relevant information for clinical use. Nor does conceiving of dreams as a by-product of the random nature of neuronal processes appear to permit useful information to be obtained from them. In order to verify this point, this study ai...
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Introduction Treatment demands for adolescents with problems derived from addictive video game use have increased significantly in recent years. In addition, many of these cases have concomitant social withdrawal or seclusion, which cause severe consequences in terms of global functioning. However, the authors could not find publications that study...
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Background and aims: Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) has become health concern around the world, and specialized health services for the treatment of IGD are emerging. Despite the increase in such services, few studies have examined the efficacy of psychological treatments for IGD. The primary aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a speci...
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Background and aims Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has become a topic of increasing research interest since its inclusion in Section 3 of the DSM-5. Given the lack of clinical studies concerning IGD, exploring the characteristics of clinical samples with IGD will help to delineate the gaming disorder construct and inform future treatment studies....
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Background and aims: In recent years, we have witnessed a growing research interest in behavioral addictions and in pleasurable behaviors that generate a certain discomfort in the people who engage in them. The objective of this study was to assess if users of collectible card games, miniatures, and dice from the Star Wars Universe Games (SWUG) ma...
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It has been more than a decade since a concern about the addictive use of the Internet and mobile phones was first expressed, and its possible inclusion into the lists of mental disorders has recently become a popular topic of scientific discussion. Thus, it seems to be a fitting moment to investigate the prevalence of this issue over time. The aim...
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This paper presents two pilot studies related to the self-presentation of users of the professional social network LinkedIn. The first one looks at the most relevant categories users and observers employ when they assess LinkedIn profiles. The results show that professional and non-professional observers rely on similar aspects of the observable ch...
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1) Background: It has been more than a decade since the concern about addictive use of the Internet and mobile phones was first expressed and its possible inclusion into the lists of mental disorders has been a popular topic of discussion recently, thus it seems to be a fitting moment to investigate the evolution of this issue over time. The aim of...
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This article presents the development and implementation of educational workshops for adolescents to promote the adaptive use of the Internet and online social networks. The adaptive use of these applications serves as a protection against the risks arising from inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies. Likewise, pedagogical...
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This paper presents two pilot studies related to the self-presentation of users of the professional social network LinkedIn. The first one looks at the most relevant categories users and observers employ when they assess LinkedIn profiles. The results show that professional and non-professional observers rely on similar aspects of the observable ch...
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Background and aims: Fear of missing out (FoMO) is described as a pervasive unpleasant sensation that others might be having rewarding experiences of which one is not part, as well as the desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing. It has shown to play an important mediating role in predicting negative outcomes of heavy use of...
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Some of the most frequently used online applications are Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. These applications allow individuals to communicate with other users, to share information or pictures, and to stay in contact with friends all over the world. However, a growing number of users suffer from negative consequences due to their excessive use of t...
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Social networking sites (SNS) are especially attractive for adolescents, but it has also been shown that these users can suffer from negative psychological consequences when using these sites excessively. We analyze the role of fear of missing out (FOMO) and intensity of SNS use for explaining the link between psychopathological symptoms and negati...
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Objectives: The possibility that dreams constitute an evolutionary advantage for survival is currently being discussed. Dreams may provide a safe virtual environment to practise avoidance behaviours, providing evolutionarily useful implicit learning. This study therefore sought to evaluate the quantitative importance of threats to the dream self an...
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Objectives: Is it possible to evaluate a person’s level of anxiety based solely on their report? To answer this question, it was verified whether content exists in dreams which is related to the level of anxiety at the time when the person awakens. Methods: The Hall and Van De Castle (1966) method was used to code 132 dreams. The coding frequencies...
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Adolescent girls and boys use online networking sites differently, and girls have a higher risk of being harmed by non-adaptive use. The aim of the study was to assess the extent to which adolescents portray themselves according to gender stereotypes on their Facebook profiles. Participants were 623 Facebook users of both sexes who responded to the...
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Aims: The scientific study of dreams is crucial for validating certain psychological theories. This necessitates a reliable quantitative approach which allows for the empirical verification of hypotheses. The best accepted and most commonly used quantitative method in scientific research on dreams is the one devised by Hall and Van De Castle (1966)...
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The study of emotions is one of the broadest fields in academic and popular Psychology. Since ancient times, emotions have played a relevant role in Medicine in the interpretation of both health and sickness. The medical recommendations for a proper emotional life, as a means of preserving health, took into account both positive and negative aspect...
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Este estudio analiza el estilo de privacidad en Facebook. Participaron 373 alumnos de entre 13 y 17 años que respondieron a un cuestionario sobre la privacidad en Facebook. Emergieron tres patrones de privacidad, correspondientes con un estilo protector, en el que los usuarios solo reciben mensajes de amigos y de amigos de amigos; restringido, en e...
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Background: Passion has been shown to be involved in psychological processes that emerge in diverse human activities like physical activity and sports, work, leisure, videogaming, pathological gambling, and interpersonal relationships. We aimed to present evidence of validity and internal consistency of the Passion Scale in Spanish based on the Du...
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In the context of research on heavy or maladaptive use of mobile phones and online social networks new phenomena have been described that can be associated with significant psychological distress. The fear of missing out or FoMO is a new psychological construct that has been described as the feeling of distress that people have when learning that o...
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Este artículo proporciona una introducción a la Psicología Individual de Alfred Adler (Psicología Adleriana), sus conceptos claves, su visión de la psicopatología y los principios básicos de la intervención terapéutica, tanto clásicos como actuales. Se analizan los siguientes puntos: primero, se destaca que la escasa recepción de esta orientación e...
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Background: Passion has been shown to be involved in psychological processes that emerge in diverse human activities like physical activity and sports, work, leisure, videogaming, pathological gambling, and interpersonal relationships. We aimed to present evidence of validity and internal consistency of the Passion Scale in Spanish based on the Dua...
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Background and aims: The aim of the present study was to analyze the use of online social networks (Facebook) from a gender stereotype perspective, the characteristics of its users and the risks that a maladaptive use may confer to the psychological wellbeing of adolescents. Previous studies have shown that these social networks influence in the fo...
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Background and aims: “Fear of Missing Out” (FoMO) is a concept that aims to describe the feeling that something is happening on Social Networks and you are not a part of it. Przybylski et al. (2013) showed that FoMO correlates to general discontent and affects especially younger people. Social Network Sites users feel pressured to keep visiting fre...
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This study examines the use of 43 emotion regulation strategies in episodes of joy and sadness in self-and interpersonal regulation conditions. After recalling interpersonal experiences of sadness and joy, 324 college students replied to the Questionnaire on emotional intrapersonal and interpersonal regulation (CIRE-43) and to a scale of perceived...
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Social Networking Sites (SNS) provide a platform for young people to present themselves as they would like to be seen by others. Several authors have argued that females and males are subjected to differing sorts of temptation to present altered images of themselves online, with added pressure placed upon girls to present themselves in a more stere...
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The aim of this study was to study the possible relationship between the privacy settings in Facebook profiles and two personality dimensions, extraversion and neuroticism, in relation to gender. The Privacy on Facebook Questionnaire and the Eysenck Personality Inventory was applied to a sample of 92 women and 70 men, all users of Facebook. No sign...
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In response to an increasing need for ever-shorter personality instruments, Gosling, Rentfrow, and Swann (2003) developed the Ten-Item-Personality Inventory (TIPI), which measures the dimensions of the Five Factor Model (FFM) using 10 items (two for each dimension) and can be administered in about one minute. In two studies and using a multi-judge...
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Knowledge about users interacting with Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) is fundamental in order to prevent their potential negative effects on behavior. For this reason, the present study analyzed the relationship between styles of play and motivations. An online questionnaire asking for socio-demographic details, playing st...
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En este trabajo se analiza si el uso de estrategias adaptativas para la regulación de la experiencia emocional de la ira (enojo) y de la tristeza se asocia congruentemente con la percepción de haber tenido éxito en el manejo de estas emociones en uno mismo (autorregulación) y en otras personas (re-gulación interpersonal). Para ello 296 estudiantes...
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During the last years, online social networks (OSN, RSO in Spanish) have generated a great deal of interest in the scientific community and are currently studied from different research viewpoints. One of these realms of study has been the way how OSN users (especially the younger ones) present themselves in them and to which degree this presentati...
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Addiction to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has become an important research topic. The aims of the present study were to determine the problematic uses of Internet and cell phones in Spanish teenagers and young students and analyze the predictive capacity of these problematic uses to explain scores on the CERI (Cuestionario d...
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Las adicciones a las Tecnologías de la Información y de la Comunicación han devenido una importante área de investigación. Los objetivos del estudio fueron caracterizar el posible uso problemático de Internet y móvil y analizar la capacidad predictiva de estos usos problemáticos para explicar las puntuaciones en el Cuestionario de Experiencias Rela...
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In the last 15 years, a new psychological construct has emerged in the field of psychology: Emotional Intelligence. Some models of Emotional Intelligence bear ressemblence with aspects of one of the core constructs of Adlerian Psychology: Social Interest. The authors investigated, if both constructs are also empiri·cally related and which is their...
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The popularity of playing videogames has increased considerably during the last few decades, and has become one of the most popular leisure activities worldwide. Some of the most popular game types are the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs). However, there has also been increased suspicion and social alarm that these games ma...
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Determine the factors that differentiate problematic from healthy use of Internet and mobile. Method: Twelve empirical studies about Internet addiction and mobile phone published by Spanish researchers between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. They were obtained from a search in PsycINFO and Psicodoc. Results and Discussion: There was a relationship bet...
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sometida a modas y aceptación social, sino que más bien se trata de una práctica que con-tribuye al bienestar de los individuos y compatible con otras actividades de la vida cotidiana. Palabras clave: pasión obsesiva, pasión armoniosa, baile.
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El presente estudio investiga la relación entre aspectos cuantitativos y cualitativos del sueño y el rendimiento académico en niños de 6 y 7 años. Un total de 142 alumnos de primaria (65 niñas y 77 niños) procedentes de diversos centros escolares y sin alteraciones patológicas que afectan el sueño fueron evaluados, a través de un cuestionario prese...
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Resumen: Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación pueden ser un medio altamente eficaz para el desarrollo de investigaciones en general y la recolección, análisis e intercambio de datos en particular. La relativa facilidad y bajo coste del uso de aplicaciones a distancia, así como la potencial accesibilidad a grandes muestras, pueden mar...
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This article discusses the importance of emotional and social competences in higher education and presents a training model. In 1991, Ramon Llull University of Barcelona (Spain) created the Seminar methodology to tackle these challenges. A general model derived from the Emotional Intelligence concept and the general principles of this methodology a...
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This study deals with maladaptive use of the Internet and the mobile phone and its relationship to symptoms of psychological distress and mental disorder, as well as to the possible role of Perceived Emotional Intelligence in this relationship. Three hundred and sixty-five undergraduate university freshmen at Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (Spai...
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Resumen En este artículo se revisan las características que pueden llevar a con-vertir el juego en un trastorno psicológico. Tal es el caso de los juegos de azar con apuesta y de los juegos de rol online (MMORPG). Para ello se repasan los dos criterios de dependencia con respecto a sustancias y conductas, la dependencia psicológica (craving, polari...
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The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) generate new styles of meeting people or connecting with friends or strangers. In this context, the internet and the mobile phone deserve special attention. This article deals with the maladaptive use of these technologies. By reviewing the literature published between 1991 and 2005 and indexed i...
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En este artículo se revisan los criterios diagnósticos para la adicción a Internet y video-juegos con respecto a su aplicación en niños y adolescentes. Se discuten los principales instrumentos de evaluación existentes hasta el momento, así como los factores de riesgo asociados. Los autores defienden la necesidad de intervenciones preventivas precoc...
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The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) generate new styles of meeting people or connecting with friends or strangers. In this context, the internet and the mobile phone deserve special attention. This article deals with the maladaptive use of these technologies. By reviewing the literature published between 1991 and 2005 and indexed i...
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Este artículo presenta una propuesta para una intervención psicológica breve (Psicoterapia Adleriana Breve, P.A.B.) pensada para su aplicación especialmente en contextos con recursos limitados y de salud pública. Después de una breve presentación de las nociones básicas de la Psicología Individual de Alfred Adler, se reseñan algunas propuestas prev...
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Background and objective This study presents a cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) by Fairburn and Cooper (1993). Material and method The original English version was adapted by means of a complex successive translation-backtranslation procedure. The final Spanish version was then applied to 50 patients...
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This study presents a cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) by Fairburn and Cooper (1993). The original English version was adapted by means of a complex successive translation-backtranslation procedure. The final Spanish version was then applied to 50 patients with eating disorders (17 diagnosed for anorex...
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This study presents some preliminary results concerning the convenience of the use of different instruments to assess Emotional Intelligence (IE) in subjects with psychological disorder. Method: Subjects were 62 patients diagnosed of either agoraphobia, or cocaine addiction, or disthymia. Instruments were a self-report questionnaire of Perceived Em...
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This study investigated the aggressive components of the dream content of 120 Spanish children and adolescents of 4 different age groups. The C. S. Hall and R. L. Van de Castle (1966) coding system was used to rate the number of dream characters and aggressions, and the content findings were analyzed via the indicators presented by G. W. Domhoff (1...
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PALABRAS CLAVE: Narcisismo, musculación, natación. RESUMEN: En este estudio se analizan un conjunto de rasgos que configuran una tendencia de personalidad definida, el narcisismo, en el contexto de una determinada práctica deportiva. Se supone que ligado a determinados deportes aparecen comportamientos y actitudes que se asocian comúnmente al narci...
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Este artículo analiza los posibles beneficios psicológicos que pueden tener las conductas prosociales en el individuo que las manifiesta y se toma como base para ello un concepto humanista de la Psicología Adleriana, el del Sentimiento de Comunidad. Se citan diversos estudios empíricos que apoyan esta idea y que evidencian que ayudar a los demás de...
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This article presents a review of the state-of-the-art of the Emotional Intelligence concept, in its theoretical conceptualization as well as in its applications with respect to clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The two most important theoretical models of EI together with their assessment instruments are summarized, followed by a brief critic...
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This paper deals with the relationship between eating disorders and dissociative disorders in a group of eating disordered patients compared with normal subjects, and explores the possible influence of sexual abuse experiences in childhood in the development of both kinds of disorders.
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En este artículo se ofrece una breve síntesis de la Psicología Adleriana (PA), sobre todo de sus aspectos constructivistas, y una revisión crítica de la teoría adleriana de la interpretación de los sueños. Finalmente, se presenta una técnica integradora adleriana/constructivista para el trabajo terapéutico con sueños.
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Die Untersuchung der regionalen Hirndurchblutung (rCBF) mittels Single-Photon-Emissions-Computertomographie (SPECT) hat in den letzten Jahren auch im Rahmen der Epileptologie eine gewisse Anwendung gefunden (Editorial 1989). Grundsätzlich ist zu unterscheiden zwischen iktualen und interiktualen Befunden. Iktual fand sich konstant eine Erhöhung der...
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Surveys the recent literature concerning the phenomenon of depersonalization and the various theoretical approaches to depersonalization, with special consideration given to their psychological aspects. These approaches include hypotheses linking depersonalization with organic, neurotic, and psychotic disturbances, as well as those that offer psych...
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L'objectiu d'aquest article és presentar la figura del fundador de la psicologia individual, Alfred Adler (1870-1937). L'article se centra fonamentalment en el seu pensament de tipus filosòfic i psicològic i estudia el concepte de sentiment de comunitat (Gemeinschaftsgefühl), que és determinant en l'obra d'aquest autor.

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The study of human development and/or the educational ways to contribute to it