Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Psychopathology and positive mental health: mechanisms and interventions.
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
Our group, with different subareas, focuses on several different issues:<br /><br />a) Cognitive mechanisms and biases (attention, memory, interpretation,...) in psychopathology, with a special focus on mood disorders, psychosis, trauma and gambling.<br />b) Development of positive psychological treatments to promote well-being and optimal self-esteem in people with mental disorders (depression, paranoia, trauma...);<br />c) New ways of conceptualizing and understanding psychopathology (network analyses, experimental psychopathology, personalized treatments, ESM...); and<br />d) Emotion regulation and psychopathology: Mechanisms and intervention.
Research lines / projects proposed
Several lines of research are been followed by several senior members of our group. Although we are all under the same conceptual umbrella (with a strong emphasis in experimental psychopathology and positive interventions), there are several distinctive lines:<br /><br />1) Mechanisms and processes associated to the practice of mindfulness, with a special attention to the promotion of well-being and reduction of psychological symptoms. We do research on cognitive and psychobiological mechanisms of mindfulness and compassion programs using both cognitive and genetic markers.<br />2) Trauma and psychopathology. Development of new interventions aimed to dismantle EMDR-based processes as well as research on trauma-informed care<br />3) Emotion regulation in psychological disorders (depression and gambling).<br /><br />We preferibly look for candidates with a strong background in experimental psychopathology and neuroscience but also with a strong interest in clinical issues. Also, candidates with a strong background in methodology (e.g., meta-analysis, network analysis, etc.) are welcome.