María Gloria Seoane Pesqueira

• Department: Social, Basic Psychology and Methodology

• Center: Faculty of Psychology (USC)

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

• Tel .: +34 881 81 13789

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In 1979 I graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela. In 1980 I held a position as a hired Professor, in 1987 I won the position of Full Professor in the Methodology Area, which I held until December 2010, when I took office as University Professor.

Since 1985, when I defend the doctoral thesis, my research activity has focused on both specifically methodological issues and applied to different fields of psychology. The work carried out has been recognized by the National Commission for Evaluating Research Activity (CNEAI), with the granting of 5 six-year research periods corresponding to the period 1983-2013. I have participated in a total of 17 research projects in which my work has focused mainly on methodological issues (research design, data collection and analysis, and discussion of results). In addition to specific collaborations in research carried out with professors from this or other faculties and universities, most of my research follows 3 lines of research: Construction and adaptation of tests and scales, individual differences in reasoning and eating disorders. The result of the work in these 3 lines has resulted in: 28 articles, 4 book chapters, 5 research projects, 5 doctoral theses and 35 communications to congresses.

Lines of investigation
• Psychometry
• Construction of tests and psychological scales
• Behavior and environment
Current projects
Political protest in times of crisis. Ministry of Education and Science.
(PSI2015-66608-P) (01.01.2016- 31.12.2018) IP: José Manuel Sabucedo
Cameselle. € 43,439.00

Main Indicators (2005-2015)
• SCI research publications: 76
• H index: 7
• SCOPUS citation: 134
• Books:
• Book chapters: 44
• Research publications without impact index:
• International participation:

Most relevant publications
Valiña, M. D., Martín, M., Gehring, S. and Seoane, G. (2015). Effect of thematic and pragmatic factors on conditional reasoning with narrative texts. Universitas Psychologica, 14 (2).

Valiña, M. D., Martín, M. and Seoane, G. (2014). Importance of pragmatic knowledge in conditional inference: an experimental approach. Sum
Psychological, 21, 81-88.

Ferreiro, F., Wichstrøm, L., Seoane, G., and Senra, C. (2014). Reciprocal Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Disordered Eating Among Adolescent Girls and Boys: A Multiwave, Prospective Study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 803-812. (Q1: Clinical Psychology & Developmental Psychology, IF = 3,481)

Ferreiro, F., Seoane, G., and Senra, C. (2014). Towards Understanding the Role of Body Dissatisfaction in the Gender Differences in Depressive Symptoms and Disordered Eating: A Longitudinal Study during Adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 73-84. (Q2: Developmental Psychology, IF = 1,957)

Ferreiro, F., Seoane, G., and S Senra, C. (2012). Gender-related Risk and Protective Factors for Depressive Symptoms and Disordered Eating in Adolescence: A 4-year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 607-622 (15 citations-web of science, Q2: Developmental Psychology, IF = 2,695).


Actividade financiada polo Convenio de Colaboración entre a Consellería de Cultura, Educación e a USC para o desenvolvemento de accións estratéxicas de I+D+i.