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  • Chicas corriendo en un parque

    Research Unit in Psychology of Sports (UIPD) and motivational climate

    20 july 2016

    Despite the general belief regarding the fact that participating in some sport improves the wellbeing, according to Isabel Balaguer, researchers who have studied the effect of such participation have found both positive and negative effects. Therefore, the sports participation is not positive or negative in itself, but it depends on the way in which it is experienced. 

  • Entrenamiento deportivo

    Promotion of wellbeing and healthy lifestyles

    19 july 2016

    In the new common policy framework of the World Health Organisation, in their Regional Committee for Europe, is included the objective for 2020 of “significantly improving population’s health and wellbeing”. According to Isabel Balaguer and Isabel Castillo, both teachers of the Faculty of Psychology of the Universitat de València, the interest of promoting human wellbeing, ultimate aim of Psychology, was reflected in numerous public acts, such as important speeches, deontological codes or scientific works. 

  • Dos personas dándose la mano

    To what point is biopsychological intervention in caregivers positive?

    6 july 2016

    Professors Amelia Díaz, of the Department of Psychological Personality, Evaluation and Treatment of the Faculty of Psychology of the Universitat de València, and Teresa Lanjón, nurse and psychologist of the Hospital Clínico Universitario of Valencia, present an intervention programme of a biopsychological nature that can be adapted to different types of caregivers. This programme includes psychosocial variables and biological variables assigned to the nursing field.

  • Ancianos en un banco

    “Brain health” involves cognitive aptitude, emotional well-being and general maintenance of health

    29 june 2016

    An analysis carried out by Rosa Redolat and Patricia Mesa-Gresa, psychology professors in the Universitat de València, concludes there are “modifiable risk factors” which improve cognitive aging. In view of these factors, new strategies might be considered in order to endure cognitive vitality throughout life.


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