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Rubio Franco, Victor

Rubio Franco, Victor

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· 1982-1988, fellow researcher at the Psychological Assessment Department and at the Department of Biological and Health Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain).
· 1989-2008, associated professor at the Biological and Health Psychology Department (Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments), University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain).
· Visiting professor at different universities (University of Salamanca, National University of El Salvador —San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.—, Monash University —Melbourne, Australia—, among others)

During those years I have lectured in several subjects, such as Psychological Assessment, Program Evaluation, Validation Studies, Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis, and so on. I have also developed my expertise on Psychological Assessment methods and techniques, particularly on the objective assessment of personality applied to personnel selection. I have worked on the design of computerized-based systems for the recruitment of high qualification position applicants, such as safety guards, astronauts and air traffic control officers. 


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 Evaluación objetiva de la personalidad en base a tareas. Diferencias individuales en la tendencia al riesgo


AUTHORS: Hernández, J.M.; Santacreu, J.; Rubio, V.J.
TITLE: Evaluación de la personalidad: una alternativa teórico-metodológica [Personality assessment: A theoretical and methodological alternative]
REFERENCE: Escritos de Psicología, 1, 20-28 (1999)
AUTHORS: Aguado García, D. Santa Cruz, C., Dorronsoro, J. D. y Rubio, V. J..
TITLE: Algoritmo mixto mínima entropía-máxima información para la selección de ítems en un test adaptativo informatizado [Item selection algorithms in computerized adaptive testing]
REFERENCE:  Psicothema, 12 , 12-14 (2000)
AUTHORS: Botella, J., Contreras, M.J., Shih, P.C., Rubio, V.J.
TITLE: Two short tests fail to detect vigilance decrements.
REFERENCE: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 17, 48-55 (2001)
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J.; García Rodríguez, L.F; y Santacreu, J.
TITLE: Computer-based assessment tool for functional analysis task made by learners (Psychology students): First step to a computer-based training system.
REFERENCE: International J. of Continuous Engineering and Life-long Learning, 12, 123-134 (2002)
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J. & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: TRASI. Test adaptativo informatizado para la evaluación del razonamiento secuencial y la inducción como factores de la habilidad intelectual general [TRASI. Computer-adaptive test for assessing sequential reasoning and induction as general intellectual ability factors]
REFERENCE: Madrid: TEA (ISBN 84-7174-771-5). (2003).
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J. & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: Primary validation results of the AENA assessment battery for the selection of ab initio air traffic controllers (ATCo) candidates
REFERENCE: The 2nd EUROCONTROL Selection Seminar: FEAST and more. Luxembourg: EUROCONTROL (2003)
AUTHORS: Arend, I., Colom, R., Botella, J.,  Contreras, M.J. & Rubio, V.J.
TITLE: Quantifying cognitive complexity: Evidence from a reasoning task
REFERENCE: Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 659-669 (2003)
AUTHORS: Hernández, J.M., García-Leal, O., Rubio, V.J. & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: La persistencia en el estudio conductual de la Personalidad [Persistence on the behavioural study of personality].
REFERENCE: Psicothema, 16, 39-44 (2004)
AUTHORS: Santacreu, J., Rubio, V.J., & Hernández, J.M
TITLE: Evaluación objetiva de la personalidad: Una alternativa a los cuestionarios [Objective personality assessment: An alternative to questionnaires].
REFERENCE: Análisis y Modificación de Conducta, 30, 803-825 (2004)
AUTHORS: Hernández, J.M.,  Rubio, V.J., Santacreu, J., & Revuelta, J.
TITLE: Consistency paradox revisited. A procedure for estimating intraindividual consistency independently from the measure.
REFERENCE: Análisis y Modificación de Conducta, 30, 795-802 (2004)
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J., Santacreu, J., & Hernández, J.M
TITLE: The objetive assessment of personality. An alternative to self-report based assessment.
REFERENCE: Análisis y Modificación de Conducta, 30, 827-840 (2004)
AUTHORS: Aguado, D.; Rubio, V.J.; Hontangas, P. & Hernández, J.M.
TITLE: Propiedades psicométricas de un test adaptativo informatizado para la medición del ajuste emocional [Psychometric properties of an emotional adjustment computerized adaptive test].
REFERENCE: Psicothema, 17, 484-491 (2005)
AUTHORS: Hernández, J.M., Rubio, V.J., Revuelta, J. & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: A Procedure for Estimating Intrasubject Behavior Consistency.
REFERENCE: Educational and Psychological Measurement, 66, 417 – 434 (2006)
AUTHORS: Santacreu, J.; Rubio, V.J.; & Hernández, J.M.
TITLE: The objective personality assessment: Cattell revisited and more. .
REFERENCE: Psychology Science, 48, 53-68  (2006)
AUTHORS: Colom, R., Rubio, V.J.; Shih, P.C., & Santacreu, J..
TITLE: Fluid intelligence, working memory and executive functioning
REFERENCE: Psicothema, 18, 816-821 (2006)
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J.; Aguado, D.; Hontangas, P. & Hernández, J.M.
TITLE: Psychometric properties of an emotional adjustment measure. An application of the Graded Response Model.
REFERENCE: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 23, 39-46 (2007)
AUTHORS: Quiroga, M.A., Hernández, J.M., Rubio, V.J.; Shih, P.C, & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: Influence of Impulsivity-Reflexivity when testing Dynamic Spatial Ability: sex and g differences.
REFERENCE: Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 294-302 (2007)
AUTHORS: Contreras, M.J., Rubio, V.J., Colom, R., Peña, D. & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: Sex differences in dynamic spatial ability:  The unsolved question of performance factors
REFERENCE: Memory and Cognition, 35(2), 297-303 (2007)
AUTHORS: Botella, J., Narváez, M., Martínez-Molina, A.., Rubio, V.J., & Santacreu, J.
TITLE: A dilemmas task for eliciting risk propensity.
REFERENCE: The Psychological Record, 58, 529-546 (2008)
AUTHORS: Rubio, V.J.; Santacreu, J. & Hernández, J.M.
TITLE: Can we predict risk taking behaviour? Two tasks for predicting guessing tendencies in a multiple-choice test.
REFERENCE: European Journal of Psychological Assessment (submitted)
AUTHORS: Proyer, R. et al.
TITLE: Breaking ground in cross-cultural research on the fear of being laughed at (gelotophobia): A multinational study involving 73 countries
REFERENCE: Humor, 22(1/2), 253-279 (2008)

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 · Member of several scientific associations, among them Spanish Society of Psychology, the European Association of Personality Psychology, and former member of the European Association of Psychological Assessment

·  Member of the editing committee of a variety of scientific journals, among them Psychological Assessment, Revista de Psicología del Deporte or Psicología Conductual

·  Head of the International Relations Office of the University Autonoma in charge of exchange programs, bilateral agreements and internationalization of the education (1996-1998)


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