María Dolores Sánchez Hernández


I am a PhD student in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Granada with a pre-doctoral contract granted by the Ministry of Universities of Spain. My research focuses on examining the psychosocial factors involved in cyberdating abuse and its consequences among young people from a gender perspective. Another of my research interest focuses on analyzing the social network sites use and its impact on users’ lives, paying special attention to the personal and contextual factors involved in cyberbullying perpetration.

Main interests

  • Gender violence
  • Sexism
  • Social network sites
  • Cyberdating abuse
  • Cyberbullying
  • Violence risk factors


Training and professional career

2018 - Present

PhD student

University of Granada

2017 - 2018

Master's Degree in Psychology of Social Intervention

University of Granada

2013 - 2017

Degree in Psychology

University of Granada



Beltrán-Morillas, A.M., Villanueva-Moya, L., Sánchez-Hernández, M.D., Alonso-Ferres, M., Garrido-Macías, M., & Expósito, F. (2023). Infidelity in the Adolescence Stage: The Roles of Negative Affect, Hostility, and Psychological Well-Being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(5), 4114.


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 Psychology


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.