Elena María Andrade Fernández

• Professor

• Department: Social and Basic Psychology and Methodology

• Center: Faculty of Psychology (USC)

• Research group: Social Behavior And Applied Psychometry (COSOYPA)

• Tel .: +34 881 81 13802

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I graduated in Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). In 1993 I received a grant for Third Cycle studies and in 1994 a FPU grant from the Ministry of Education. In 1994 I made a stay at the University of Surrey, under the tutelage of Professor David Uzzell, expert in Environmental Psychology. Associated with the status of FPU fellow, I obtained support from the USC to carry out two other stays. The first took place in 1996, at Washington State University. It was supervised by Professor Donald Stem, with whom I collaborated in a cross-cultural research on attitude measurement. I obtained the Bachelor’s Degree in 1996 and the Extraordinary Bachelor’s Prize with the work “Response scales in psychological research: a comparative study”.

The second stay was in 1997, at the University of Barcelona, ​​invited by Professor Teresa Anguera. I alternated this stay with master’s studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on Sports Psychology, a new field of inquiry for our group. In 1998 I defended my Doctoral Thesis at USC. Also in 1998, I formalized a contract as an Associate Professor, a condition that I maintained until 2003, when I entered the body of Full University Professors. As a teacher, I have taught subjects related to Measurement, Designs and Statistical Data Analysis. I have collaborated in degree, master and doctoral programs. I have coordinated my own specialization studies (2001) and master’s degrees (2005-2006), and I have directed various academic works, including 5 Doctoral Theses. I am the author and co-author of 6 books, 4 chapters and 24 scientific articles. I have participated in a dozen competitive projects, in various contracts with institutions and in the launch of a spin-off. According to the research group GI-1456, my two current priority lines are environmental measurement and behavior.

Research Lines
• Attitudes
• Preparation of Tests
• Behavior and environment
• Sports psychology