BOOKS - Current Research Contributors
CR #7: Behavior and Organizational Change List of Contributors

Edited by Ander Gurrutxaga and Antonio Rivera

Igone Altzelai
Andrés Araujo de la Mata
Sabino Ayestarán
Jon Barrutia Guenaga
Ińigo Calvo
Aitziber Elola
Maria Jose Aranguren
Santiago López
Jose Luis Retolaza
Jesús Maria Valdaliso
Juan Pablo Landa
Leire San-Jose
Eva Valencia Gárate
Eva Velasco Balmaseda
Félix Yenes
Ibon Zamanillo Elguezabal
Aitor Aritzeta obtained a doctorate in psychology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He received the outstanding doctorate award in 2005, as well as the Basque Government's "Basque Social Reality" Prize in 2004, for his significant contribution to the influence of introducing autonomous working groups into individual, group, and organizational processes. He is currently a professor in and vice dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the UPV/EHU. He has enjoyed a successful career in studying socio-emotional competences and supervised the evaluation of several programs aimed at developing emotional intelligence skills carried out by the department for the provincial council of Gipuzkoa. He has authored fifty-five publications, including scholarly articles in high-impact journals, book chapters, and manuals. His main line of research concerns the study of psychosocial variables associated with the development of people, groups, and organizations, such as the efficiency of working groups, emotional competences, and innovation.
Juan José Arrospide teaches in the faculty of Psychology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He has undertaken research in several areas, including attitudes toward the Basque language; power bases and the cooperative movement; intergroup linguistic bias; portfolios as a teaching tool; the transference of competences and innovative conduct; the psychological contract; and minoritized languages. His main field of interest is the psychology of organizations. He has published two scholarly articles and eight book chapters, and has taken part in sixteen conferences, as well as participating in eleven R&D contracts for companies and public institutions. He has been secretary and director of the Department of Social Psychology and Social Science Methodology at the UPV/EHU.
Nekane Balluerka is a professor of behavioral sciences methodology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her research interests focus on the elaboration and intercultural adaptation of evaluation instruments in the social and health sciences, as well as on the design models and data analysis used in these disciplines. She has published over seventy articles, many of them in Journal Citation Reports journals, and has coauthored eight book chapters and eighteen books. Similarly, she has participated in multiple national and international conferences. She is a reviewer for fifteen journals and editor of the journal Methodology, the journal of the European Association of Methodology. She has been a visiting researcher at Arizona State University, the University of California, and the University of Manchester. She was vice dean of pedagogical innovation in the Faculty of Psychology at the UPV/EHU and vice rector of quality and teaching innovation at the same university.
Daniel Hermosilla has taught at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) since 2002 and is completing a doctorate in the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology at the same university. He has worked in the field of psychotherapy, continuous occupational education, labor guidance, personnel selection, professional profile elaboration and RPT, supervising outplacement programs, exploring the labor market, marketing, communication, quality, and European programs. He combined university teaching and external activities for eight years. In the academic field, he has taken part in research projects, R&D contracts for companies, and written articles and participated in conferences in the following topics: market segmentation; the design, implementation, and evaluation of organizational transformation processes; the design of evaluation tools for government linguistic policies; the implantation of strategies and tools to aid innovation; the distance of power; linguistic management in the age of globalization; and transformational leadership.
José Francisco Valencia studied psychology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where he received his PhD. He is a professor at the UPV/EHU and teaches social psychology and political psychology. He also teaches on several masters and doctoral courses (psychology and philosophy at the UPV/EHU, and for the European doctorate on SR&C at the University of Rome). During his career he has taught at various institutions such as the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Centre for Research in Political Psychology (CResPP) at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, among others. His main research interests concern attitudes and behavior, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, social cognition and language use, social representations, and media psychology.