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    The Upside of Negative Emotions: How Do Older Adults From Different Cultures Challenge Their Self-Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    with Sofia von Humboldt, Neyda Ma Mendoza-Ruvalcaba, Elva Dolores Arias-Merino, José Alberto Ribeiro-Gonçalves, Emilia Cabras, and Gail Low
    Frontiers in Psychology 13. 2022.
    Background and ObjectiveThe outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 has raised increased challenges for older adults’ personal growth in diverse cultural settings. The aim of this study was to analyze negative emotions and their role on older adults’ self-growth in Mexico, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this purpose, a cross-national qualitative research was carried out.MethodsData were collected from 338 community-dwelling participants aged 65 years and older, using …Read more
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    Family Sense of Coherence Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis in a Portuguese Sample
    with Francis Anne T. Carneiro, Vanessa F. Salvador, and Pedro A. Costa
    Frontiers in Psychology 12. 2022.
    Background: Family sense of coherence can be defined as the cognitive map of a family that enables the family to deal with stress during their lifetime. FSOC is the degree to which a family perceives family life as comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful. To the best of our knowledge, few studies have used this scale, and very few have evaluated FSOC Scale psychometric properties.Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the original FSOC Scale in a sample of Port…Read more
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    Are the Fathers Alright? A Systematic and Critical Review of Studies on Gay and Bisexual Fatherhood
    with Francis A. Carneiro, Fiona Tasker, Fernando Salinas-Quiroz, and Pedro A. Costa
    Frontiers in Psychology 8. 2017.