Lines of generation and
application of knowledge
The PhD Program in Psychological Research has consolidated three lines of generation or application of knowledge, which are meant to connect students with the research work of their thesis directors and contribute to the growth and development of specific research topics. The intention is that the thesis projects help to achieve the program's goals while contributing to the program's graduate profile.
The lines of generation and application of knowledge consist of:
VULNERABLE GROUPS, QUALITY OF LIFE AND FAMILY
Research on the family and quality of life, particularly among vulnerable groups, has been gaining strength nationally and internationally due to the urgent need for enhancing the well-being of the most disadvantaged populations. The increasing number of individuals who are economically, educationally, and socially marginalized calls for giving priority to improving their material, psychological and social conditions.
- Migration and family.
- Poverty and social mobility.
- Psychological resiliency.
- Social well-being.
- Intervention to promote community well-being.
- Social construction of emotions.
- Moral configuration and demoralization processes
- Analysis of discourse about ideals
- Capacity of agency.
The aim of this area is to generate research on the psychological processes that are constructed on a cultural level, such as diversity, personality development, technology, cultural dynamics, and culturally-sensitive evaluation methods. Some of the cultural diversity topics discussed are gender, conflict, cultural transformations, and cultural groups (for example, family and couple configurations, urban, rural and indigenous culture). The topics related to the cultural development of personality include identity, social-cognitive-emotional development, and subjectivities. In technologies and cultural dynamics, studies focus on digital ethnography, technology-mediated sociality, material cultures, and the impact of cultural artifacts. The culturally-sensitive evaluation methods include development techniques and instrument applications, analytical tools to assess cultural equivalence, and comparing and contrasting methods.
- Culturally-sensitive psychological evaluation and measurements.
- Interpersonal relationships.
- Gender and empowerment.
- Intimate partner and gender violence.
- Subjectivity and gender.
- Cultural and transcultural psychology.
- Cultural variables and socio-cognitive development
- Digital ethnology
- The psychology of collective action
- History of the social sciences
This area looks at the physiological, psychological and social basis of different aspects of human health. The intention is to study the bio-psycho-social factors involved in different disorders that currently affect public health, for example, eating behaviors.
- Neurophysiology of emotions.
- Psychopharmacology of conduct.
- Healthy lifestyles.
- Nutrition and psychophysiology.
- Community health
- Stress and health
- Psychophysiology of Health