Actualidades en Psicología ISSN Impreso: 0258-6444 ISSN electrónico: 2215-3535


Actualidades en Psicología

Current Issue

Vol. 38 No. 136 (2024)
Published January 22, 2024


Actualidades en Psicología (AP) is an official publication of the University of Costa Rica sponsored by the Psychological Research Institute (IIP, for its initials in Spanish), an entity belonging to the same university. Its objective is to promote scientific production in all fields of psychological science and associated fields, which is achieved via the publication of original and unpublished articles that present results of empirical research, mixed studies, methodological contributions, narrative states of the art, meta-analyses and literature reviews. This freely accessible journal is aimed primarily at students and professionals in the area of psychology and related sciences. The journal publishes in Spanish, English and Portuguese. The journal has been published continuously since 2018; i.e., article are published one at the time until the complete issue is compiled (issue closings are held in June and December).

The journal’s call for papers is likewise open and permanent; thus, authors are welcome to submit their manuscripts throughout the year.  The submissions should reflect the guidance provided under “Authors Guidelines.” Submission, revision and processing of manuscripts is free of charge.

The  journal is interested in original research contributions to the psychological sciences, which must respect and adhere to the highest ethical and scientific rules. Current Trends in Psychology seeks to encourage scientific investigation, to promote the discussion of relevant ideas for psychological sciences, and to disseminate professional and academic information relevant to the discipline.

The journal currently ranks high in the UCRIndex. Furthermore, it is indexed in:

  • PsycINFO, the American Psychological Association database
  • SCIELO, Scientific Electronic Library Online-Brazil
  • REDALYC, journal network for Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain
  • PEPSIC, Electronic Psychology Journals – Brazil
  • DIALNET, Spanish and Latin American journal database
  • DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals; Lund University, Sweden
  • LATINDEX, Regional online information system for scientific journals in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
  • REDIB, Ibero-American Innovation and Scientific Knowledge Network
  • CLASE, Latin American Citations in Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Google Scholar
  • ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index)
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Victoria Aydeé Aquino González, Martha Patricia Sánchez Miranda, Arturo de la Garza González
Restorative capacity of nature: A scale validation from Ulrich’s aesthetic perception
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Paloma Rojas Mora, Daniel Henrriquez Fernández, Mireya Palavecinos Tapia
Place Attachment between Public Space, Identity and Citizenship. Case Study about a Chilean Public Square
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Maria Helena Pereira de Oliveira Araújo, Maria Edna Silva de Alexandre
Mothers’ assessment of distance education in the COVID-19 pandemic
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João Paulo Nogueira da Silva, Janari da Silva Pedroso
Legal Factors at Work and Occupational Stress of Forensic Health Professionals: Meta-synthesis
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Luísa Cammarota Belo, Luciana Xavier Senra
Self-efficacy and Motor Skills Acquisition: Systematic Literature Review in
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José Manuel Mora-Benambourg, Bradly Marín-Picado
Application of a mental imagery protocol for the promotion of implicit learning in university students
Morena López, Nadia Justel, Verónika Diaz Abrahan
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Emotional response to music perception. A systematic review
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Norma Ivonne González Arratia López Fuentes, Martha Adelina Torres Muñoz
Psychometric Evaluation of the Positive Emotions Questionnaire on Mexican Children
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Teresa M. Torres-López, Karen Guadalupe Reyes-Velázque, Clarisse Abigail Lozano-Valenzuela, Manuel Sandoval-Díaz
Social Representations of COVID-19 of Mexican Older People: At the Beginning and Two Years After the Pandemic
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