Project Leader

  • María Belén Mesurado

    Austral University – CONICET

    Dr. María Belén Mesurado, Member of the Philosophy Institute and Professor of Universidad Austral. Associate researcher at National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)

    She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (2003) and a Ph.D. in Psychology (2010) at Universidad Nacional de San Luis in Argentina. Her interest area is Positive Psychology and prosocial behavior. She obtained National Doctorate and Post-doctoral Scholarships from CONICET, as well as Scholarships from prestigious international organizations such as the Fundación Carolina, the Society for Research on Adolescence, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the International Union of Psychological Science. She has published 45 articles, 22 book chapters about different topics of Positive Psychology, a book and she has presented more than 79 communications in national and international conferences.

Project Co-Leader

  • Gabriela Robiolo

    Austral University

    Gabriela Robiolo is a full-time professor at the Informatics Department, at the Laboratorio de Investigación, Desarrollo y Transferencia (LIDTUA) of the School of Engineering of Universidad Austral (Argentina).

    She obtained a Master’s degree in Software Engineering (2004) and a Ph.D. in Informatics (2009) at Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina. Her interest area is software engineering focus on software metrics. Currently, she is part of the ‘Entrepreneurial Finance and Web-Based Social Networks: An interdisciplinary research project’ and conducts an ‘Agent-Oriented Metrics’ project. She is also doing several contributions in different subjects of software engineering and leads software development projects. She has produced many publications in software engineering area.

Associated Researcher in Argentina

  • Lucas Marcelo Rodriguez

    Universidad Católica Argentina
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    Lucas Marcelo Rodriguez (PhD in Psychology) is the coordinator of “Centro de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Valores, Integración y Desarrollo Social” [Center of Interdisciplinary Research in Values, Integration, and Social Development] (CIIVIDS) – Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). He has written his PhD dissertation on the prosocial behavior in adolescents. He is associate professor at UCA.

Research Assistants in Argentina

  • Paulina Guerra


    Paulina Guerra is interested in inequity aversion development during childhood, and how other variables such as inhibitory control and theory of the mind may be related with this behavior.

Associated Researcher in Colombia

  • Mariana Inés Tezón

    Corporación Universitaria Iberoamericana - Bogotá
    Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico COMFENALCO - Cartagena de Indias

    Mariana Inés Tezón (PhD in Psychology) is professor at Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco (Cartagene de Indias, Colombia). She has written her PhD dissertation on the relationship between the family and school. She has led different intervention programs on children and adolescents at Fundación Arraigo and UNICEF.

Associated Researcher in Mexico

  • Norma Alicia Ruvalcaba Romero

    Universidad de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico)

    Norma Alicia Ruvalcaba Romero (PhD in Psychology) is full professor at Universidad de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico). She has written her PhD dissertation on the emotional intelligence of adolescents. She has made a fruitful scientific career in the study of positive psychology in Latin America.

Associated Researcher in Peru

  • Edson Jorge Huaire Inacio

    Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima, Peru).

    Edson Jorge Huaire Inacio (Ph. D. in Educational Sciences) is full-time professor at  Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) Lima, Peru. He is researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica. He is coordinator for the Research Methods course for the General Studies Department at USIL.

Associated Researcher in Uruguay

  • María Emilia Oñate


    María Emilia Oñate is Psychologist and PhD candidate by Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). She is professor at Universidad Católica Argentina. Her studies focus on religiosity, spirituality, well-being and prosociality in adolescents.