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Disseminating: National Psychology Conference of Spain

In July (2017), our team presented a symposium at the 3rd National Psychology Conference of Spain to speak about the implications of neuroscience in intimate partner violence. From left to right. Dr. Miguel Pérez García, tenured professor at the University of Granada in the Department of Personality, Psychological Evaluation and Treatment.  Julia C. Daugherty, PhD student at the University of Granada. Dr. Natalia Hidalgo-Ruzzante, Professor at the University of Granada in the Department of Evolutionary and Educational Psychology. Dr. Hidalgo-Ruzzante presents about neuropsychological sequelae that female victims suffer as a result of intimate partner violence. Dr....

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Research Findings on Forensic Implications

Make yourself a cup of coffee and take a moment to sit down and read our article that was recently published in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology! This paper, entitled "Validation of neuropsychological consequences in victims of intimate partner violence in a Spanish population using specific effort tests," touches on the forensic implications of neuropsychological sequelae caused by intimate partner violence (IPV), highlighting the critical importance of applying adequate effort tests. We are currently in the process of developing a new effort test to be used freely and...

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An International Collaboration

From left to right. Julia Daugherty, PhD Student, Psychology, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain; Dr. Eve Valera, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Diana Wang, Harvard College Class of 2020, B.A. Candidate in Human Evolutionary Biology, Mind-Brain-Behavior, Secondary in Social Anthropology The University of Granada is teaming up with Harvard University and Mass General Hospital to validate an international neuropsychological instrument to be used specifically for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). Diana Wang, Harvard College Class of 2020, will be working alongside Dr. Eve Valera, HMS Faculty, and Julia...

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Raising awareness about brain injury in female victims of IPV

Dr. Eve Valera at the University of Harvard was recently interviewed by the ABC news about her research on traumatic brain injury in female victims of intimate partner violence. Please check out this interview and a story published by the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute to learn more and to help raise public awareness! ABC story Interview with the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute  ...

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New brain imaging research in IPV survivors

We are thrilled to share new research that is being conducted in on traumatic brain injury and intimate partner violence. Dr. Eve Valera, assistant professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a postdoctoral fellow, Aaron Kucyi, recently published an article in the Journal of Brain Imaging and Behavior about cognitive deficits and brain injury in female victims of intimate partner violence. Don´t miss out on this article that highlights the principle findings of this important research contribution!    ...

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Visit from the television program Tesis (Canal Sur)

We received a visit from the television program Tesis (Canal Sur) at our research laboratory to recognize the 25th of November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. We spoke about our principal findings in the area of neuropsychology and intimate partner violence....

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Visit to the radio show Radioscopio

This week we visited the radio show Radioscopio (Canal Sur-RAI) to speak with Susana and Emilio about our research on neuropsychology and intimate partner violence. We invite you to listen to the program and get to know the latest news on our project....

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Crowdfunding

The University of Granada has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support project BELIEVE. We encourage you to visit this webpage and to contribute to this noble cause. Each contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to providing better rehabilitation and support to female survivors of intimate partner violence. Thank you for your support and consideration! http://projectbelieve.info/en/crowdfunding/...

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Article: Journal of Behavioral Psychology (Marín Torices, M. I.)

Recently the Journal of Behavioral Psychology published an article from our research team concerning the use of neuropsychological evaluations in forensic cases of intimate partner violence. It is widely acknowledged that female victims of intimate partner violence suffer from psychological problems including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuropsychological health, however, is rarely assessed. This is concerning, considering the high frequency with which women are hit in the head by batterers and the implications of subsequent brain injury on well-being. Furthermore, these neuropsychological...

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VII Conference for Violence Against Women Studies

On the 24th of October, our research team participated in the VII Conference for Violence Against Women Studies. We presented an article that compared neuropsychological performance of female victims of intimate partner violence to that of a group of women who had not previously suffered violence. The Andalusian Regional Government will soon publish these results on the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration’s webpage. In this study, participants included 52 female victims of intimate partner violence and 30 women who had not suffered violence. Demographic and violence variables...

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