Doctoral Thesis highlights the importance of detecting emotional and behavioral problems to prevent adolescent suicide


The researcher Victoria Soto, from the AITANA group, has recently defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Interiorized and Exteriorized Symptomatology and its relationship with suicidal behaviour in adolescents” under the supervision of Dr José Antonio Piqueras. The Doctoral Thesis has been comprised of four studies aimed at evaluating internalised and externalised…

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Adolescents addicted to online gambling and betting are on the rise


Infocop has published an interview with José Pedro Espada, Professor of Psychology at the Miguel Hernández University, about the increase of minors addicted to gambling and betting. In this interview some causes are exposed that originate the appearance of this type of addictive conducts in teenagers, as well as the…

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Are programs effective in reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents?

This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of programmes in promoting healthy sexuality, reducing STIs and unplanned teenage pregnancies, and to analyse the moderators of their effectiveness. The results indicated that the interventions were effective in increasing knowledge, promoting attitudes towards sexual health, improving self-efficacy towards condom use, increasing intention…

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