Research Projects

Emotion Regulation in Depression: A testing of the impaired disengagement hypothesis

This research is funded by Spanish Minister of Science. Reference: PSI2017-83463-R.

The main goal of this project is to test the impaired disengagement model examining the specific role of metacognitive beliefs and cognitive control (updating, inhibition and attention shifting ability) in predicting rumination and depression symptoms.

Also, we aim to obtain prior evidence of the effectiveness of Cognitive Control Training in reducing rumination and emotional symptoms, and explore it’s effect in reducing metacognitive beliefs and enhancing the use of adaptive strategies (e.g., reappraisal).

Emotion Regulation, Anger and Aggression

This research is im part funded by the University of Sunshine Coast. Reference: RCG/002.

The mail goal of this project is to examine the role of angry rumination (and other emotional regulation strategies) in anger and agression. Using cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, this project aim to test the implications of emotion regulation in predicting anger and agression. 

Transdiagnostic Approach to Emotional Disorders

Based on the “General Model of Emotional Disorders” (Salguero, Ramos-Cejudo, & Estévez, 2014), this project aim to examined the role of different transdiagnostic factors (e.g., meta-emotional beliefs, meta-cognitive beliefs, cognitive control) in different anxiety and depressive disorders.A secondary goal is to translate results to improve treatments.