DOCTORALS THESES

“Pain catastrophizing: Conceptualization from a model of pain and emotions processing”.

Doctoral candidate: Ana Isabel Masedo Gutiérrez. July, 2003.

Thesis director: Maria Rosa Esteve.

“Anxiety sensitivity: An individual difference variable in the experience of pain”.

Doctoral candidate: Laura Camacho Martel. January, 2005.

Thesis director: Rosa Esteve.


“Smoking habits in pregnant women: Proposal of a model of psychological intervention in the Andalusian Public Health System”.

Doctoral candidate: Pedro Mateo Mateos Vilches. February, 2009.

Thesis director: Alicia Eva López Martínez.


“Trauma, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and pain sensitivity in healthy young women: The role of psychological variables”.

Doctoral candidate: Lidia Gómez Pérez. May, 2010.

Thesis director: Alicia Eva López Martínez.

European Doctorate.

“Vulnerability and resilience: Intercultural differences in the experience of chronic pain”.

Doctoral candidate: Leticia Guadalupe Ríos Velasco Moreno. February, 2011.

Thesis director: Alicia Eva López Martínez.

“Musculoskeletal chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of psychological vulnerability and protection”.

Doctoral candidate: Gema Teresa Ruíz Párraga. July, 2012.

Thesis director: Alicia Eva López Martínez.

European Doctorate.

“Postoperative pain in children: Association between anxiety sensitivity, pain catastrophizing, and female caregivers’ responses to children’s pain”.

Doctoral candidate: Vanessa Adriana Marquina de Aponte. July, 2012.

Thesis directors: Rosa Esteve and Carmen Ramírez Maestre.