This doctoral program is interuniversity in nature and involves researchers from the universities of A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela. Researchers from the universities of Barcelona, Oviedo and Valencia, as well as the Matia Gerontological Institute (INGEMA) are also integrated into their teams.PresentationThe program welcomes more than 30 researchers and is structured around two lines of research:Line A "Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology"
Line B "Health psychology"The fundamental objective of the program is to develop investigative competencies in the fields related to two lines of research that are proposed and the teams that make them up (ie management of databases and documentary review, planning and implementation of experimental designs, psychological evaluation and information gathering, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing and defense of scientific reports and multidisciplinary teamwork in national and international groups).
Line A brings together five research teams that focus their research activity on:Language acquisition and assessment and intervention in their disorders
The improvement of learning processes, the evaluation of their difficulties and the psychological intervention in specific educational needs that derive from them
The factors that condition psychosocial development and academic performance in emerging adulthood or youth and the prevention of imbalances in this period
Evaluation and intervention in cognitive and functional impairment in aging and dementias, particularly Alzheimer's.Line B is made up of researchers from areas of knowledge of Methodology of the behavioral sciences; Personality, evaluation and psychological treatments; Psychobiology; Basic psychology; and Social Psychology. These researchers develop their activity, among others, in the fields of social movements, the neuropsychological effects of toxins, the analysis of social movements and risk behaviors, environmental psychology and family therapy.ProfileCandidates to be admitted to the Program will have preferential access when they have passed at least 60 ECTS in any of the following master's degrees:University Master's Degree in Gerontology (Interuniversity: UdC, USC)
University Master's Degree in Innovation, Orientation and Educational Evaluation (UdC)
University Master's Degree in Intervention in Disability and Dependency (UdC)
Official Master's Degree in Advanced Studies on Language, Communication and its Pathologies (Interuniversity: UdC, USC, USAL).
University Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate Teaching, Professional Training and Language Teaching (UdC / USC).
Master's Degree in Applied Psychology (UdC)
University Master's Degree in Psychogerontology (Interuniversity: USC, UV, USAL, UB).
University Master's Degree in Intervention in Psychological Development and Learning (USC).Students with the DEA degree obtained through the extinct or extinction programs linked to the departments of Evolutionary Psychology and Education (USC and UdC), and of Psychology of the UdC, will also have preference for access to the program.
The CAPD will assess the suitability of the training of candidates who prove that they have passed at least 60 ECTS in some other official master's degree as soon as after the preferential admission of students there are vacancies. The CAPD will analyze the training profile of the doctoral students taking into account their undergraduate and postgraduate training and, by virtue of the research line in which they are enrolled, will establish the specific training complements (FC) that the doctoral student must take. within the available offer.
The training complements will be established for each doctoral student taking into account three basic training areas: Research designs and methods, Data analysis, and Database management and scientific reporting.
Regarding the level of knowledge of languages required, both the UdC and the USC establish that students must have a level of knowledge of English B1 accredited by documentation in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For students who carry out their stays in research centers abroad within the DP, the following levels of knowledge are established:French or English: Minimum level B2.
German Minimum level B1.
Italian: Minimum level A2.
Portuguese: no linguistic requirement is required.The level of knowledge of languages required may be accredited after the research stay within 1 year.
Graduates will be able to access according to foreign educational systems, without the need for their homologation, after verification by the University that it accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish university master's degree and that it empowers in the country that issued the title for access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title of which the interested party is in possession or its recognition for purposes other than that of access to doctoral studies.
AdmissionThe priority in the access of the candidates will be established in each university in relation to the following selection criteria:In the first place, students who have a bachelor's degree in, in this order, Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychopedagogy, Infant Teacher or Primary, will have preference for access to these studies.
Second, students will be scored pro-rata on a maximum of 6 points in relation to their score in the undergraduate academic record and a maximum of 2 points in relation to the level of knowledge of English documented accredited.
Third, the adjustment of the letter of motivations and interests of the student in relation to each of the research topics developed by each research team of each of the lines of the Program will be valued up to 1 point.