Professor of Psychology, Researcher on the Psychology of Forgiveness, Universidad Pontificia Comillas
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Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Spain
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Tenured, Associate Professor

Titres académiques


Domaines d’enseignement

Psychology (Learning and Conditioning, Health Psychology)

Domaine de recherche

Health and Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology

Thématique de recherche

Psychology of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Prejudice


Based on my professional experience as a therapist, I have always tried to direct my research towards improving the quality of clinical interventions. At present my research activity focuses on the Psychology of Forgiveness, especially the cognitive nature of forgiveness, self-forgiveness and interpersonal reconciliation.

Publications / contributions

Last 5 years

Prieto-Ursúa, M., Ordóñez, A. y Dushimimana, F. (2019). How can it be possible? Psychological processes of reconciliation after the genocide in Rwanda. Papeles del Psicólogo, 40(1), 57-63.

Gismero, E., Jódar, R., Martínez, M.P., Carrasco, M.J., Cagigal, V. y Prieto-Ursúa, M. (2019). Interpersonal Offenses and Psychological Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Forgiveness. Journal of Happiness Studies,

Charro, B., Meneses, C., Caperos, J.M., Prieto, M. y Uroz, J., (2018). The Role of Religion and Religiosity in Alcohol Consumption in Adolescents in Spain. Journal of Religion and Health.,-vol(V0)123456789().,-volV)

Prieto-Ursúa, M., Jódar, R., Gismero-Gonzalez, E., Carrasco, M.J., Martínez, M.P. & Cagigal, V. (2018).Conditional or Unconditional Forgiveness? An Instrument to Measure the Conditionality of Forgiveness. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 28(3), 206-222.Doi: 10.1080/10508619.2018.1485829

Sánchez-Izquierdo, M., Prieto-Ursúa, M. y Caperos, J.M.(2017).Family caregiver after the institutionalization of the disabled relative.  Educational Gerontology. 43(12), 650-661.Doi: 10.1080/03601277.2015.1033227

Bermejo, L. & Prieto-Ursúa, M. (2016). Towards a Model of Teacher Well-Being: Personal and Job Resources involved in Teacher´s Burnout and Engagement. Educational Psychology, 36(3), 481-501. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2015.1005006

Prieto-Ursúa, M. & Echegoyen, I. (2015). Self-Forgiveness, Self-Acceptance or intrapersonal restoration? Open issues in the Psychology of Forgiveness. Papeles del Psicólogo, 36(3), 3-13

Sánchez-Izquierdo, M., Prieto-Ursúa, M. & Caperos, J.M.(2015).Positive Aspects of Family Caregiving of Dependent Elderly. Educational Gerontology, 41(11), 745-756.Doi: 10.1080/03601277.2015.1033227

Halty, L. & Prieto-Ursúa, M. (2015). Neurophysiological indicators of emotional processing in youth psychopaty. Psicothema, 27(3), 235-240. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2014.201

Prieto Ursúa, M. (2015). Procesos psicológicos en la dinámica de la reconciliación. Revista de Estudios Eclesiásticos, 90(353), 209-236.

Gismero, E., Martínez, M.P., Carrasco, M.J. y Prieto-Ursúa, M. (2015). Forgiveness in Couple and Family Relationships. In E.L. Olsen (ed.), Forgiveness: Social Significance, Health Impact and Psychological Effects. Cap. 3. New York: Nova Publishers. ISBN:978-1-63483-334-9

Thématique de recherche