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Doctoral Programme in Psychology

This programme provides advanced training for research in the different areas of knowledge of Psychology, preparing the different types of doctors required by our society (basic and applied to research-action) in the different areas of Psychology. All the active and productive lines of research at the UPV/EHU Faculty of Psychology are represented on this programme, which offers the doctoral candidates the chance to opt for a research specialisation that is more in keeping with their objectives in a specific area of work. The goal is to prepare researchers who can devise, develop and complete an original, innovative research project that has repercussions both on a basic level and applied to the field of Psychology. This research will be carried out in one of the programme's research teams, and it will entail the preparation of a doctoral thesis with the quality publications that arise from said thesis.

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Part-time studies

Duration: 5 - 8 cursos

Places available: 6

Approximate fees: 219 €/academic year

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Full-time studies

Duration: 3 - 5 cursos

Places available: 24

Approximate fees: 301 €/academic year

Contact

Academic queries: joana.acha@ehu.eus

Administrative queries: elena.gonzalez@ehu.es

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Research teams and research topics

Research teams and research topics
Research teamsResearch topics
Basic psychological processes: learning, memory and emotions
  • Contextual control in learning in humans and laboratory animals
  • Learning by exposure and stimuli in humans and laboratory animals (adult and young)
  • Learning through early exposure to alcohol in laboratory animals
  • Memory recovery processes, memory of witnesses and false memories in young people and adults
  • Self-conscious emotions and moral emotions and gender differences in the emotional sphere
Clinical and Educational Psychology
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying: School Bullying. Epidemiological, correlational and experimental studies
  • Investigation into serious mental disorders: patients and relatives
  • Research based on psychological evaluation: programme evaluation, design of tools and epidemiological applications, in children, adolescents and adults
  • Research into post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Research into violence against partners
  • Sexism: epidemiological studies and relationships with personality traits and behaviours; analysis of the role of the family and school in the transmission of sexism
Psychobiology
  • Hormones and child behaviour: a study of the hormonal correlates of child social behaviour and associated psychological processes
  • Social stress and depression: neurobiological mechanisms and pharmacological treatments
  • Social stress, immunity and cancer: behaviour, neurochemical and neuroendocrine mediators
Psychology and Society
  • Criminological Psychosocial Research: Analysis and prevention of anti-social behaviour
  • Culture, Cognition, Emotion: coping and emotional regulation in the face of migration and essential and collective changes
  • Innovation teams as an instrument for organizational development
  • Psycho-social Health and Resilience: multiculturalism, gender and prognostic factors
  • Social representations, communication and language
  • Study of the forms of community and shared coping and collective rituals and behaviours in relation to changing and traumatic events
Psychology of Evolution and Relations
  • Emotional links and social development. Role of attachment
  • Evidence-based programmes on children and families: evaluative research
  • Family context and psychological development. Positive parenting
  • Interpersonal relationships, divorce and separation processes
  • Research into family violence and child protection
  • Youth, drug use and associated risks: programme evaluation
Quality and Methodology of Research in Psychology
  • Construction, validation and analysis of questionnaires and surveys applied to different areas of research and psychology professionals
  • Multi-level approach to the study of socio-emotional skills
  • Preparation and intercultural adaptation of evaluation instruments
  • Structural Equation Models. Item Response Theory