The group GC20 is a consolidated research group composed of over twenty researchers on genetics and behavioural diseases both from the clinical applied field and from the academic and basic research. Our research group is interprofessional and it gathers specialist from areas such as genetics, early attention, clinical and health Psychology, Artificial Intelligence and physiotherapy. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the group, members are divided into several research lines, mainly:
- Genetics and explanatory models for autism following model organisms based on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
- Early detection of developmental disorders and other issues of human behaviour, as well as the development of a procedure to teach verbal and cognoscitive behaviours on children with developmental disabilities.
- Clinical and health psychology, and the assessment of EST (Empirically Supported Treatments) for anxiety and depression on Primary Care services.
- Psycho-oncology applied to cancer survivors and their families.
- Artificial Intelligence applied to the evaluation of developmental disorders from a physiotherapeutic and psychological perspective.
Our research has potential impact on several health areas. Research on genetics implies generating more knowledge regarding pathologies such as autism and its genetic base. Concerning early attention, our studies may improve some of the current assessment methods through the development of IT systems for the analysis of children's development. These advances may be applied in paediatric services and in the context of child clinical Psychology as well as to improve learning procedures. Our team also endeavours to early detection of developmental disorders and neuropsychological alterations in children affected with cerebellar tumours and ataxias (cerebellum pathologies). Our studies on psychological treatments for anxiety and depression may increase actual knowledge of effective treatments, which may lead to reducing the costs associated with the treatment of depression and anxiety. In this context, we have conducted a clinical essay to demonstrate that brief therapy is a better and more efficient strategy in comparison to pharmacological treatment for anxiety and depression. To conclude, in the oncology area our research focuses on improving the psychological health of cancer patients and their families.
Network of Interdisciplinary Research for the diagnosis and promotion of youth issues, emotions and psychological well-being (MINEICO PSI2015-70943-REDT)
- behaviour genetics
- autism spectrum disorder
- C. elegans
- clinical psychology
- psychological treatment
- primary care
- based-evidence psychology
- early attention
- developmental disorders
- neuropsychological alterations
- rare diseases
- developmental disability
- verbal behaviour
- cognoscitive behaviour
- Rodriguez-Ramos, A., Gamez, M.M., Porta, M., Ceron, J., Ruiz-Rubio, M. (2017). Impaired dopamine-dependent locomotory Behavior of C-elegans neuroligin mutants depends on the catechol-O-methyltransferase COMT-4. Behavior Genetics, 47, 596-608.
- Moriana, J. A., Gálvez Lara, M. & Corpas, J. (2017). Psychological treatments for mental disorders in adults: A review of the evidence of leading international organizations. Clinical Psychology Review, 54, 29 – 43. JCR, IF: 8.897. Q1 (2/121).
- Muñoz, R., Cano-Vindel, A., Moriana, J. A., Medrano, L., Ruiz-Rodríguez, P., Agüero, L., Rodríguez, M., Pizà, M. R., & Ramírez-Manent, J. I. (2017). Screening for generalized anxiety disorder in Spanish primary care centers with GAD-7. Psychiatry Research, 256, 312-317. JCR, IF: 2.528. Q2 (65/142)
- Moriana, J. A. y Moreno-Osella, E. (2016). User involvement in the implementation of clinical guidelines for common mental health disorders: a review and compilation of strategies and resources. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14 – 61, 0 – 8. JCR, IF: 2.271. Q2 (20/77)
- Moreno-Osella, E. y Moriana, J. A. (2016). Estrategias para la implementación de guías clínicas de trastornos comunes de salud mental. Revista de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental, 9 – 1, 51 – 62. JCR, IF: 1.650. Q3 (94/425)
- Langer, A.I., Stanghellini, G., Cangas, A.J., Luysaker, P., Nieto, L., Moriana, J.A., Barrigón, M. y Abrosini, A. (2015). Interpretation emotional reactions and daily life implications of hallucination-like experiences in clinical and nonclinical populations. Psicothema, 27 – 1, 19 – 25. JCR, IF: 1.245. Q2 (57/129)
- Moriana, J.A., Liberman, R., Kopelowicz, A., Luque, B., Cangas, A.J. y Alós. (2015). El entrenamiento en habilidades sociales de la esquizofrenia. Behavioral Psychology/Psicología Conductual, 23 – 1, 5 – 24. JCR, IF: 0.766. Q4 (95/122)
- Guerrero, M., Alós, F. y Moriana, J.A. (2015). Emergent relations with compound stimuli in conditional and simple discriminations: an experimental application in children. Psychological Record, 65 – 3, 475 – 486. JCR, IF: 0.761. Q3 (79/129)
- Gálvez, M., Moriana, J.A., Villar, R., Fayez, A., Hidalgo-Ruzzante, N. y Pérez-García, M. (2015). Validation of the Cross-Linguistic Naming Test: A naming test for different cultures? A Preliminary study in the spanish population. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37 – 1, 102 – 112. JCR, IF: 1.839. Q3 (131/139)
- Alós, F.J., Falla, D. (2016). Contextual control in visuospatial perspective-taking skills in adults with intellectual disabilities. Behavioral Interventions, 31 - 1, 44 - 61. JCR, IF: 0.404. Q4 (112/121)
- García-Torres, F., Alós F. J y Pérez-Dueñas, C. (2016). Anxiety in common situations of everyday life and depression in women with mastectomies. Psycho-Oncology 25(12), 1512-1514. JCF IF: 3.095 Q1 (3/40).
- Spangerberg, L., Zenger, M., García-Torres, F., Mueller, V., Reck, M., Mehnert, A. & Vehling , S. (2016). Dimensionality, Stability and Validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale in Cancer Patients Receiving curative and paliative treatment. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51(3), 615-622. JCR IF: 2.905, Q1 (22/90).
- García-Torres, F. & Alós F. J. (2014). Anxiety in common situations of everyday life in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology 23(8), 953-955. JCF IF: 2.443, Q1 (3/40).
- García-Torres, F. & Alós F. J. (2014). Eysenck personality questionnaire revised psychoticism predicts motivational-somatic symptoms of depression in breast cancer survivors. Psycho-Oncology, 23(3), 350-352. JCF IF: 2.443, Q1 (3/40).
- García-Torres, F. & Alós F. J. (2013). Identification of different depressive symptoms after mastectomy. Psycho-Oncology, 22(12), 2857-2859. JCF IF: 4.044, Q1 (1/37).
- Pérez-Dueñas, C., Acosta, A. y Lupiáñez, J. (2014) Reduced habituation to angry faces: increased attentional capture as to override inhibition of return. Psychological Research, 78(2), 196 - 208. JCF, IF: 2.863, Q2 (22/85)
- Di Stasi, L.L., Marchitto, M., Antolí, A., Cañas, J.J. (2013) Saccadic peak velocity as an alternative index of operator attention: A short review. Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée / European Review of Applied Psychology. 63 (6), 335–343. JCR, IF: 0.560, Q4 (64/75)
- Phone and informatics application for the detection, early diagnosis and intervention on early attention and its integration in the Alborada clinical management system.
Funding: Consejería de Bienestar Social y Salud de la Junta de Andalucía
- Tratamientos psicológicos breves basados en la evidencia para trastornos/problemas comunes. Un ensayo clínico aleatorizado en Atención Primaria y Especializada.
Entity where project took place: Universidad de Córdoba
Some of the members of the research team participate in the creation and management for the Centro de Atención Infantil Temprana de la Universidad de Córdoba (CAIT-UCO) [Centre for early child attention of the University of Cordoba], institution under the Corporación Empresarial [Business Corporation] of the University of Córdoba. This centre has an agreement with the Andalusian Ministry of Health providing 70 vacancies for children with developmental disorders (or at risk for) referred by paediatric services. The centre has a private line of attention, conducts research under the IMIBIC group, and provides formal training and education. (Web: CAIT)