Interacciones 2024-05-25T17:03:51+00:00 David Villarreal-Zegarra Open Journal Systems <div id="journalDescription"> <p><strong>Interacciones</strong>&nbsp;is a scientific journal that is based on the double-blind paper review, whose aim is to promote the dissemination of research in <strong>health psychology, clinical psychology and family psychology</strong>. This journal is edited by the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instituto Peruano de Orientación Psicológica – IPOPS</a>, always maintaining its editorial independence. This open-access journal publishes papers in English.</p> <p>Interacciones respect the criteria established by the indexing systems in terms of editorial characteristics. Those interested in sending manuscripts can download our guide of "<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>PUBLICATION NORMS</strong></a>". The journal has a permanent call for articles; that is, authors can submit articles for consideration throughout the year.</p> <p>The journal is aimed at researchers, professionals and students in behavioral sciences and psychological research, from a broad thematic and theoretical spectrum. Thanks to the sustained increase in the number of manuscripts received, between 2017 and 2020, the journal was published three times a year (January, May, and September). From 2021 onwards, the journal will have a continuous periodicity publishing the articles as soon as they are accepted.</p> </div> <div id="additionalHomeContent"> <p>Interacciones is registered in the following databases, directories, platforms, libraries and networks:<strong> DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals; REDALYC; LATINDEX catálogo; DIALNET; REDIB - Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico; ERIH PLUS European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences; MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals; Actualidad Iberoamericana; Portal Regional de la Bibliotéca Virtual en Salud BVS-LILACS; Google Scholar; CLASE - Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades; EZ3 - Electronic Journals Library; CROSSREF.</strong></p> </div> Psychometric evidence of the Wong-Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS) in university students from Lambayeque-Peru 2024-03-02T16:01:58+00:00 Katy Mendoza Flores Herminia Aldaz Velasquez Vranna Juárez Adrianzén Lucía Panta Carrillo José Gamarra Moncayo Edmundo Arévalo Luna <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Emotional intelligence (EI) is a key skill for the personal and academic development of university students. Therefore, it is appropriate to have relevant instruments to measure this construct. <strong>Objective:</strong> This study aims to analyze the evidence of validity and reliability of the Wong-Law Emotional Intelligence Scale (WLEIS) in university students in the region of Lambayeque, Peru. <strong>Method:</strong> Our study has an instrumental design. We applied a virtual questionnaire distributed in social networks to 317 university students (124 males and 193 females) from different professional careers, aged between 18 and 30 years (M=20.3; SD=2.7). Confirmatory factor analysis was performed (WLSMV estimator), and internal consistency was assessed. <strong>Result</strong>: We found four correlated factors, higher order, and bifactor, the first being the one with the best-fit indices: X2(98) = 262.63, p &lt; .001, CFI = .97, TLI = .96, RMSEA = .07 [CI 90%; .06 - .08], SRMR = .04 and WRMR = .91. Internal consistency results using the omega coefficient are ωSEA = .81, ωOEA= .79, ωUOE= .84 and ωROE = .85. <strong>Conclusion</strong>: The WLEIS in university students in the Lambayeque region of Peru has sufficient evidence of validity and reliability to guarantee the relevance of its application.</p> 2024-03-02T16:01:58+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Presentation of the Multidimensional Couple: Socioemotional Impact Scale 2024-04-13T15:09:53+00:00 Raúl Medina Centeno Sara Méndez-Espina José Antonio Llosa Esteban Agulló-Tomás <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">Introduction:</span></strong><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;A systemic instrument is presented to measure the socioemotional network in relation to the partner and the person's perception of the impact of this intimate network on his or her partner for his or her classification. It is based on the idea that a nurtured social network brings positive benefits to one's nuclear partner. In order to verify this assumption both in research and in clinical practice, it is necessary to construct a complex instrument that allows reaching different dimensions within and outside the couple.&nbsp;<strong>Objective:</strong>&nbsp;The study seeks the construction and validation of the Multidimensional Couple scale to measure seven dimensions in the couple: emotional, cognitive, physical interest, protection, trust, respect and power, as well as an additional dimension to classify the type of couple.&nbsp;<strong>Method:</strong>&nbsp;An Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Exploratory Factor Analysis (CFA) were carried out to test the psychometric properties and the adequacy to the theoretical model. A total of 1149 people (71.5% women and 28% men) living in Mexico participated.&nbsp;<strong>Result</strong>: The presence of a scale formed by 7 dimensions in the couple and a second order factor is confirmed, which can be applied both by adjusting the answers to the couple itself and to other people different from the couple. The goodness-of-fit and reliability indices are satisfactory.&nbsp;<strong>Conclusion</strong>: This scale provides a psychometric instrument that allows the study of the relationship between the couple.</span></p> 2024-03-25T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Affective Behavioral Disturbances: An Interbehavioral Analysis 2024-05-25T17:03:51+00:00 Claudio Carpio Virginia Pacheco Chávez Valeria Olvera Navas <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">Background:&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong><span lang="EN-US">The progress of any science, such as psychology, is achieved not only by accumulating empirical evidence but also by refining the conceptual structures that give theoretical meaning to such evidence.<strong>&nbsp;Objective:&nbsp;</strong>To analyze the concept of mental health and the logical-conceptual structure that supports it, describing its limitations and contradictions. Alternatively, based on the postulates of interbehavioral psychology, the concept of affective behavioral changes is proposed, and a classification of these changes is developed, based on the functional quality of the disturbed behavior.<strong>&nbsp;Method:&nbsp;</strong>This research is a theoretical study.&nbsp;<strong>Conclusions:&nbsp;</strong>Dualistic traditions in psychology have pathologized affective behavioral alterations as if they were diseases (mental or brain). The interbehavioral postulation outlined here is a conceptual alternative that can support theoretical and methodological developments that improve the position and contribution of psychology to theorizing and solving human problems in the field of health.</span></p> 2024-05-25T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Reduction of craving in an adolescent in residential treatment for addictions through a brief intervention: A case study 2024-05-21T19:41:32+00:00 Yancarlo Lizandro Ojeda Aguilar Kalina Isela Martínez Martínez <p><strong><span lang="EN-US">Introduction:</span></strong><span lang="EN-US">&nbsp;Craving refers to a subjective desire to consume substances. It has been found that craving is one of the best predictors of relapse, so it is important to address it during addiction treatment. The Brief Intervention Program for Adolescents (PIBA) has been shown to be effective in reducing drug consumption patterns, increasing self-efficacy to deal with consumption situations, and reducing problems associated with consumption in adolescents who are in middle or high school schools, as well as in outpatient addiction care institutions. However, the effectiveness of this program has not been tested with adolescents in residential treatment or in reducing craving.&nbsp;<strong>Objective:</strong>&nbsp;To evaluate the effectiveness of PIBA in reducing craving and increasing self-efficacy in a female adolescent who was in a residential center.&nbsp;<strong>Method:</strong>&nbsp;A single-case design was applied, consisting of the treatment and a follow-up at four months, intentional and non-probabilistic, with a 16-year-old female adolescent.&nbsp;<strong>Result</strong>: A reduction in craving was found throughout the treatment and maintained during the follow-up, as well as an increase in self-efficacy.&nbsp;<strong>Conclusion</strong>: These findings extend the effectiveness of PIBA to addiction components and populations not previously explored, suggesting that PIBA may be an alternative to work with these components and populations.</span></p> 2024-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##