Manuel J. Ruiz Muñoz


I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments, School of Psychology, University of Seville. I obtained a PhD degree in 2015 at the University of Granada and Leiden University, and I have enrolled in several national and international research internships. My main research interest are those related to the cognitive impairment associates to substance abuse, problematic Internet and social networking sites behaviors, and gender perspective in substance abuse behaviors.

Main interests

  • Cognitive impairment associates to substance abuse
  • Problematic Internet and social networking sites behaviors
  • Gender perspective in substance abuse behaviors


Training and professional career

2023 - Present

Assistant Professor

University of Sevilla

2021 - 2023

Associate Professor

University of Extremadura

2019 - 2021

Assistant Professor

University of Extremadura

2017 - 2019

Substitute Teaching Tutor

Universidad de Granada

2011 - 2015

PhD in Psychology

University of Granada and University of Leiden

2010 - 2011

Master's Degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Granada

2003 - 2009

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada



Garrido-Macías, M., Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Ruiz, M. J., Serrano-Montilla, C., & Expósito, F. (2022). Assessing Self-Care in Psychologists: A Spanish Adaptation of the SCAP Scale. Psicothema. 10.7334/psicothema2021.250


Sáez, G., Ruiz, M. J., Delclós-López, G., Expósito, F., & Fernández-Artamendi, S. (2020). The effect of prescription drugs and alcohol consumption on intimate partner violence victim blaming. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(13), 4747.


Colzato, L.S., Sellaro, R., Ruiz, M.J., Sikora, K., & Hommel, B. (2013). Acute khat use reduces response conflict in habitual users. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7: 285.