Psychological Assessment, Rehabilitation and Human-Animal Interaction
ABOUT THE GROUP
The ARIHA research group is coordinated by PhD Tatiana Quarti Irigaray, was designed to develop teaching, research, and extension activities addressing many topics related to psychological assessment and rehabilitation, aging, mental health, human-animal interaction features and animal-assisted therapy. The group’s main goal is to develop psychological assessment strategies to allow actions for treatment and prevention actions to be taken. The group focuses on cognitive, social and personality features, in both clinical and general population.
RESEARCH LINE 1
Assessment and Psychological Rehabilitation. In this line the objective will be to develop studies related to psychological assessment and rehabilitation, psychopathology and mental health. Evaluation and intervention strategies will be developed to enable preventive and treatment actions based on the Cognitive Psychology framework. It also seeks to adapt instruments of psychological evaluation to the national reality or to specific contexts. In addition, it promotes the adaptation and validation of instruments in the areas of Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Personality.
RESEARCH LINE 2
Human-Animal Interaction. This line of research will seek to explore aspects pertinent to human-animal interaction, considering behaviors, pathologies, and personality and cognitive aspects resulting from this interaction. In addition, it intends to investigate the use of animals as a clinical tool in therapies and psychological rehabilitation programs in clinical and nonclinical groups.
ANIMAL HOARDING: PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL, COGNITIVE AND PERSONALITY PROFILE
The research project seeks to characterize the psychopathological, cognitive and personality profile of animal hoarders. It also intends to identify prevention, intervention and treatment strategies.
It is a partnership between the Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Sul, Special Secretariat of Animal Rights of Porto Alegre and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
FACTORS OF PERSONALITY, COGNITION AND QUALITY OF LIVING IN ELDERLY: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY
This PhD project seeks to compare the personality factors, cognitive performance, and quality of life perception of the elderly within four years.
The work is developed by doctoral student Marianne Farina.
ADHESION TO ONCOLOGICAL TREATMENT: PERSONALITY FACTORS, CONTROL LÓCUS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS
The aim is to verify whether adherence to treatment is related to knowledge about the disease, the prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms, and personality and locus factors of control in cancer patients.
The work is developed by doctoral student Manuela Polidoro Lima.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE IN FAMILY STICKS: CHARACTERIZATION AND OPERATIONALIZATION
The objective is to characterize and operationalize the psychological ones in Family Sticks. In addition, it intends to investigate the reason for requests for psychological expertise, to investigate the conclusions and referrals made in the psychological reports and to verify if there is a relation between the conclusions of the psychological investigation and the conclusion of the process of custody dispute carried out within the scope of the judiciary.
The work is developed by master student Daiana Meregali Schütz.