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CIUD-EMOS. Research group on psychological assessment, emotions, care and well-being across the life
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The research group Cuid-Emos is integrated by researchers and professors from different Spanish Universities. Some members of the group have an experience of more than 10 years in gerontological research and practice, including the direction of research projects that have been funded by the Spanish Goverment and publications on journals such as International Psychogeriatrics, The Gerontologist, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry or Aging & Mental Health. The group has as a priority mentoring and training young researchers interested in the field of gerontology. The group maintain active colaborations with researchers from other national centres and from other countries, such as Great Britain (e.g., Ken Laidlaw), Australia (e.g., Nancy Pachana), U.S.A. (e.g., Bob Knight, Brent Mausbach, Steve Zarit or Karl Pillemer), and Mexico (e.g., Ángeles Villareal). These collaborations give the group an international and interdiscipincar character.
(a) To analyze the contributions of psychological variables to the understanding of the life span, with a special focus on emotion regulation strategies (e.g., rumination, cognitive reappraisal) and behavioral activation (e.g., analysis of the mechanisms of action that explain leisure activities in the elderly). (b) Development and analysis of psychological interventions for family caregivers: b.1) aimed at promoting self-care and b.2) non-pharmacological interventions for reducing the impact of behavioral problems and dementia. (c) Development and validation of psychological measures (e.g., guilt, ambivalence, dysfunctional thoughts, behavioral problems, etc.)
Main research areas
Emotion regulation across the life span; longitudinal analysis and development of interventions for caregivers (cognitive-behavioral; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Behavioral Treatment); psychological assessment: development and validation of psychological measures
Andress Losada, Maria Marquez