Constantino Arce Fernández

Category: Professor
Birth Date: In 1956
Birth Place: Bentraces (Ourense)
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He took a degree and a doctor’s degree in Psychology at Santiago de Compostela University and is a Professor of Mathematic Psychology at the same university. He directed the Research Methods and Techniques Department and coordinated the Methodology Area of Behaviour Sciences. From 1995 to 1998, he was the vicedean of the Faculty of Psychology and visitor Professor at Amsterdan University, Holland (1988), Umea University, Sweden (1989) and Illinois University, USA (1990). He is also a scientific advisor of the Ministry of Education, reviewer of ‘Psicothema’ and member of the editorial committee of ‘Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento’. He also organized the National Conference on Methodology of Behaviour Sciences (1993) and the European Conference on Psychometric Society (1997) and promoted research and teaching of sports psychology in Galicia, founding the first research team and the first MA about this subject in Galicia. He also promoted the development of environmental psychology in Galician, directing several theses and research projects. He is the author of over fifty publications and scientific documents and directed fifteen theses and three minor theses.

 Work & Activities

He wrote the following books: ‘Teoría de la decisión individual’ (1985), ‘Introducción a la teoría de la probabilidad con algunas aplicaciones a la psicología’ (1985), ‘Correlación y regresión lineal. Una introducción aplicada a la psicología’ (1985), ‘Escalamiento multidimensional: Una técnica multivariante para el análisis de datos de proximidad y preferencia’ (1993), ‘Técnicas de construcción de escalas psicológicas’ (1994), ‘Introducción al análisis estadístico con SPSS/PC+’ (1994), ‘Tests y escalas psicológicas: Introducción teórica’ (1998), ‘Elementos de probabilidad e inferencia estadística’ (1998) and ‘Introducción al análisis estadístico con SPSS para Windows’ (1999). In collaboration with other authors, he also wrote ‘Xuventude e política en Galicia’ (1992) and ‘Responsabilidad ecológica y gestión de los recursos ambientales’ (1997).

 Other Interesting Aspects

He is a national football trainer and Galician football-7 trainer.