Clara Porrúa García

Clara Porrúa Garcia is associate lecturer in the Department of Social Psychology (Faculty of Psychology) at the University of Barcelona. She teaches undergraduate courses on social psychology, group psychology and behaviour, and applied social psychology, as well as External Practices. She also teaches on the Master’s in Psychosocial Intervention (MIPS) and the Master’s in Conflict Mediation (MOMED). Her research activity focuses on the definition and measurement of psychological abuse in different contexts, on analysing the process of escape and recovery in women who have experienced violence, and on the evaluation of gender equality and anti-discrimination programmes. She is also a researcher the INVICTUS-Research Group on Psychological Violence. E-mail:


Selected publications


Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Porrúa-García, C., Escartín, J., Martín-Peña, J. & Almendros, C. (In press) Taxonomy and hierarchy of psychological abuse strategies in intimate partner relationships. Anales de Psicología.

Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Martín-Peña, J., Escartín, J., Porrúa, C., Varela, A. y Saldaña, O. (2013). La Violencia de persecución aplicada por el entramado de ETA: un análisis de las estrategias de violencia psicológica. Oviedo: Sociedad Jurídica aplicada a los problemas sociales. Psicología jurídica aplicada a los problemas sociales


Roca Cortés, N., Masip, J., Codina, N. y Porrúa, C. (2012). Group Intervention in partner sex violence cases. Effects and processes of an open psychosocial support group. Interdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies, 17(2), 92-100.


Martín-Peña, J., Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Escartín, J., Porrúa, C., & Olff, M. (2011). Taxonomy of the psychosocial consequences caused by the violence of persecution of ETA’s network. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(1), 168-178.

Martín-Peña, J, Rodríguez-Carballeira, A., Escartín, J., Porrúa, C., Saldaña, O., y Varela, A. (2011). Un análisis de las estrategias y consecuencias del terrorismo psicológico aplicado por el entramado de ETA. International Journal of Cultic Studies, 2, 44-61.