University of Valencia

University of Valencia

The Research Group of Sport Psychology at the University of Valencia is an interdisciplinary group composed of specialists in social psychology, healing clinical and health psychology and physical education. The PAPA-research team members are all part of the UIPD. This group has extensive experience in the study of health behaviours in adolescents, psychosocial processes in sport and educational settings, as well as in the promotion of positive, adaptive climates in sport and in other social contexts.


Professor Isabel Balaguer
Dr Isabel Castillo
Dr Juan Merce
Professor Marisa Garcia Merita
Dr María José Soler
Associate Professor Francisco Luis Atienza González
Priscila Fabra López (PAPA Research Fellow)
Joel Gómez Huerta (PAPA Research Fellow)
Lorena González García (FPI Fellow of the Ministry of Science and Innovation)
Luis Rodenas (PAPA Research Fellow)

Papa News
PAPA Featured on Horizon 2020

An article about the PAPA Project has been featured on the Horizon 2020 website. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years.

End of Project Dissemination Conference

To mark the formal conclusion of the PAPA project, store at the end of September 2013 members of the PAPA Project came together to present their findings at a special one-day event.