María Alonso Ferres

Biography

I am Assistant Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. My research focuses on analyzing the functioning of the most intimate interpersonal relationships, from a gender perspective. Specifically, in a dyadic way, we study how people influence their partner’s behavior, emotions, and perceptions; the individual and relationship factors that modulate these responses; and their subsequent consequences on health and well-being. More broadly, I am also interested in studying the impact of different macrosocial factors (e.g., social class, crisis…) on emotions, their variability, and regulation, as well as on psychological well-being. 

I have conducted research stays at Wayne State University (USA) and VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and taught different courses at the University of Granada and the University of Jaén (Spain).

Main interests

  • Dual processes in couple relationships.
  • Emotion and emotional regulation.
  • Interpersonal conflict resolution.
  • Individual and relationship factors that moderate their functioning (e.g., power, perceived responsiveness…).
  • Consequences of interpersonal relationships for health and well-being.

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Training and professional career

2022 - Present

Assistant Professor

Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

2022

Postdoctoral Researcher

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & University of Granada

2021

Temporary substitute lecturer

University of Jaén

2016 - 2021

PhD in Psychology

University of Granada

2019 - 2020

Master's in Methodology of Behavioral and Health Sciences

UNED, UAM & UCM

2015 - 2016

Master's in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

2011 - 2015

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada

Publications

2022

Sáez, G., Garrido-Macías, M.,  Riemer, A.R., Mendoza-Flores, A., & Alonso-Ferres, M. (2022). Objects don’t just walk away: Exploring the connection between women’s engagement in self-objectification and their ability to recognize and respond to sexual violence.  Psicologia Sociale, Social Psychology Theory & Research, 2, 225–243. https://doi.org/10.1482/104811

Zoppolat, G., Righetti, F., Balzarini, R., Alonso-Ferres, M., Urganci, B., Rodrigues, D., Debrot, A., Wiwattanapantuwong, J., Dharma, C., Chi, P.,  Karremans, J., Schoebi, D., & Slatcher, R.B. (2022). Relationship difficulties and “technoference” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075221093611

Alonso-Ferres, M., Serrano-Montilla, C., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2022). The Spanish Adaptation of the Relationship Power Inventory. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03072-4

Balzarini, R. N., Muise, A., Zoppolat, G., Di Bartolomeo, A., Rodrigues, D. L., Alonso-Ferres, M., … & Chi, P. (2022). Love in the Time of Covid: Perceived Partner Responsiveness Buffers People from Lower Relationship Quality Associated with Covid-Related Stressors. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/e3fh4

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.https://doi.org/ 10.7334/psicothema2021.250

Zoppolat, G., Faure, R., Alonso-Ferres, M.,& Righetti, F. (2022). Mixed and conflicted: The role of ambivalence in romantic relationships in light of attractive alternatives. Emotion, 22(1), 81-99. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0001055

2021

Garrido-Macías, M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Alonso-Ferres, M., Sánchez-Hernández, M. D., Badenes-Sastre, M., Beltrán-Morillas, A.M., Herrera-Enríquez, A., Herrera-Enríquez, M. C., & Expósito, F. (2021). Sexting among Spanish during Confinement: Prevalence, Motivations and Predictor Variables. Studies in Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/02109395.2021.1950460

Serrano-Montilla, C., Alonso-Ferres, M., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Lozano, L. M., & Valor-Segura, I. (2021). Assessment of the effects of health and financial threat on prosocial and antisocial responses during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of empathic concern. Personality and Individual Differences, 178, 110855. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110855

Serrano-Montilla, C., Lozano, L.M., Alonso-Ferres, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Padilla, J.L. (2021). Understanding the Components and Determinants of Police Attitudes Toward Intervention in Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: A Systematic Review. Trauma Violence & Abuse. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211029398

Alonso-Ferres, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2021). Elucidating the Effect of Perceived Power on Destructive Responses during Romantic Conflicts. The Spanish Journal of Psychology24.https://doi.org/10.1017/SJP.2021.15

Alonso-Ferres, M., Righetti, F., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2021). How Power Affects Emotional Communication During Relationship Conflicts: The Role of Perceived Partner Responsiveness. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1948550621996496. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1948550621996496

2020

Alonso-Ferres, M., Serrano-Montilla, C., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2020). Reacciones ante el Acoso Sexual: Infuencia del Género, Sexismo y Mitos. Encuentros en Psicología.

Beltrán-Morillas, A. M., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Sánchez-Hernández, M.D., & Expósito, F. (2020). The Relationship Between the Motivation to Commit Infidelity and Negative Affect and Self-Esteem: How Cheating in Romance Might Signal Positive Well-Being in Adolescents. Psychological Reports, 125 (1),514-544. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120973947

Rodriguez-Standley, J., Alonso-Ferres, M., Zilioli, S., & Slatcher, R.B. (2020). Housework, Health, and Well-Being in Older Adults: The Role of Socioeconomic Status. Journal of Family Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000630

Alonso-Ferres, M., Imami, L., & Slatcher, R. B. (2020). Untangling the effects of partner responsiveness on health and well-being: The role of perceived control. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships37(4), 1150-1171. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0265407519884726

Navarro-Carrillo, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Moya, M., & Valor-Segura, I. (2020).  Socioeconomic status and psychological well-being: revisiting the role of subjective socioeconomic status. Frontiers in Psychology, section Personality and Social Psychology, 11:1303. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01303

Alonso-Ferres, M., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Garrido-Macías, M., Moreno-Bella, E., & Valor-Segura, I. (2020). Connecting perceived economic threat and prosocial tendencies: The explanatory role of empathic concern. PLoS ONE, 15(5): e0232608. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232608

2019

Sáez, G., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2019). The Detrimental Effect of Sexual Objectification on Targets’ and Perpetrators’ Sexual Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Sexual Coercion. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02748

Alonso-Ferres, M., Valor-Segura, I., & Expósito, F. (2019). Couple Conflict-Facing Responses from a Gender Perspective: Emotional Intelligence as a Differential Pattern. Psychosocial Intervention, 28, 147-156. https://doi.org/10.5093/pi2019a9

2014

Alonso-Ferres, M., Caballero, M., Fernández, L., Pérez, I., Serrano, C., & Villar, B. (2014). Empowerment en el ámbito sanitario [Empowerment in the health field]. ReiDoCrea, 3, 3-10.

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