David Gallardo-Pujol

A short introduction…

My research interests lie in general in understanding why we behave in a certain way or another. The most excitement for me comes from predicting specific behavior in specific situations using biological, psychological and social data. In other words, trying to understand human behavior. Also, I have an outstanding experience in developing custom-tailored solutions and personalizing behavioral target using individual differences. My latest applied activities are related to this.

I was originally interested in uncovering some genetic basis of antisocial behavior, but I was soon captivated by the phenomenon known as gene-environment (GxE) interactions. Meanwhile, I developed a strong background in personality assessment, quantitative methods and behavioral genetics that qualified me to tackle with bigger challenges. I also conducted a virtual reprise of classical experiments but evaluating several variables that were not assessed fifty years ago. This ambitious program was generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation, and is going to be the primer of my research over the next five years. I have to mention that working on this project has led me to know and tightly work with Dr., Veronica Benet-Martínez, Dr. Mel Slater, Dr. David Funder, Dr. William Fleeson or Dr. Mike Furr, just to cite few, and that allowed me doing short stays in the US for some months.

More recently, I’ve become Secretary-General of the European Association of Psychological Assessment, which has allowed me intensive collaborations with Dr. Matthias Ziegler or Dr. John Rauthmann. I have published over 50 articles in refereed journals: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zGDZeOYAAAAJ&hl=en

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  1. L. Pajón, A.M. Greco, N. Pereda, D. Gallardo-Pujol (2020). Factor structure of the posttraumatic growth inventory in a Spanish sample of adult victims of interpersonal violence in childhood [Estructura factorial del inventario de crecimiento post-traumático en una muestra española de víctimas adultas de violencia interpersonal durante la infancia]. Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica. DOI:10.5944/rppc.26017
  2. F. Gutiérrez, A. Aluja, J. Ruiz, L.F. García, M. Gárriz, A. Gutiérrez-Zotes, D. Gallardo-Pujol, M.V. Navarro-Haro, M. Alabèrnia-Segura, J.I. Mestre-Pintó, M. Torrens, J.M. Peri, B. Sureda, J. J. SolerC. Pascual, G. Vall, N. Calvo, M. Ferrer-García, J.R. Oltmanns, T.A. T.A. Widiger Widiger (2020). Personality Disorders in the ICD-11: Spanish Validation of the PiCD and the SASPD in a Mixed Community and Clinical Sample. Assessment. DOI:10.1177/1073191120936357
  3. C. Ochoa-Arnedo, A. Flix-Valle, J.C. Medina, E. Escriche, A. Rodríguez, C. Villanueva, E.C. Sumalla, M. Alabèrnia-Segura, C. Prats, M.J. Corral, D. Gallardo-Pujol, G. Feixas, C. Calle, J. J. TrelisM. J.M. Borràs Borràs (2020). E-health iconnecta’t program: An ecosystem to promote wellbing in cancer towards oncommun european proposal [Programa e-health iconnecta’t: Un ecosistema para fomentar el bien-estar en cáncer a través de la propuesta europea oncommun]. Psicooncologia. DOI:10.5209/psic.68240
  4. D.I. Lee, G. Gardiner, E. Baranski, D.C. Funder, M. Beramendi, B. Bastian, A. Neubauer, D. Cortez, E. Roth, A. Torres, D.S. Zanini, K. Petkova, J. Tracy, C. Amiot, M. Pelletier-Dumas, R. González, A. Rosenbluth, S. Salgado, Y. Y. Guan Yang, D. Forero, A. Camargo, E. Papastefanakis, G. Kritsotakis, I. Spyridaki, E. Fragkiadaki, Ž. Jerneic, M. Hrebícková, S. Graf, P. Strøbæk, A. Realo, M. Becker, C. Maisonneuve, S. El-Astal, V.L. Gamsakhurdia, J. Rauthmann, M. Ziegler, L. Penke, E.E. Buchtel, V.W.-L. Yeung, Á. Kun, P. Gadanecz, Z. Vass, M. Smohai, A. A. Lavalekar Das, M.Z. Aurelia, D. Kinayung, V. Gaffar, G. Sullivan, C. Day, E. Rechter, M. Perugini, G. Costantini, A. Gnisci, I. Sergi, V.P. Senese, T. Sato, Y. Nakata, S. Kawamoto, A. Komiya, M. Al-Zoubi, N. Owsley, C. Jang, G. Mburu, I. Ngina, G. Dimdins, R. Barkauskiene, A. Laurinavicius, M. Markovikj, E. Serafimovska, K.A. Mastor, E. Kruse, N. Ramírez-Esparza, J. Denissen, M.V. Aken, R. Fischer, I.E. Onyishi, K.T. Ogba, S. Leknes, V.W. Holen, I. Hansen, C.K. Tamnes, K. Klæva, R. Kausar, N. Khan, M. Rizwan, A. Espinosa, M.C.G. Conaco, D.M.A. Quiñones, P. Izdebski, M. Kotysko, P. Szarota, J. Henriques-Calado, F.A. Sava, O. Lvova, V. Pogrebitskaya, M. Allakhverdov, S. Manichev, O. Barry, S. Smederevac, P. Colovic, D. Mitrovic, M. Oljaca, R. Hong, P. Halama, J. Musek, F.D. Kock, G. Han, E.M. Suh, S. Choi, D. Gallardo-Pujol, L. Oceja, S. Villar, Z. Kekecs, N. Arlinghaus, D.P. Johnson, A.K. O’Donnell, C. Kulich, F. Lorenzi-Cioldi, J.L. Bühler, M. Allemand, Y.-P. Chang, W.-F. Lin, W. Boonyasiriwat, S.A. Saribay, O. Somer, P.K. P.K. Akalin Baguma, A. Vinogradov, L. Zhuravlova, M. Conner, J. Rentfrow, A. Tullett, K. Sauerberger, N. Ramírez-Esparza, D.E. Colman, J.T. Cheng, E. Stocks, Members of the International Situations Project (2020). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Journal of Personality. DOI:10.1111/jopy.12558
  5. 2019

  6. V. Krieger, J.A. Amador-Campos, D. Gallardo-Pujol (2019). Temperament, executive function, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents: The mediating role of effortful control. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. DOI:10.1080/13803395.2019.1599824
  7. C. Suso-Ribera, L. Camacho-Guerrero, J. Osma, S. Suso-Vergara, D. Gallardo-Pujol (2019). A reduction in pain intensity is more strongly associated with improved physical functioning in frustration tolerant individuals: A longitudinal moderation study in chronic pain patients. Frontiers in Psychology. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00907
  8. D. Gallardo-Pujol, E. Penelo, C. Sit, M. Jornet-Gibert, C. Suso, M. Buades-Rotger, A. A. Maydeu-Olivares Andrés-Pueyo, F.B. Bryant (2019). The Meaning of Aggression Varies Across Culture: Testing the Measurement Invariance of the Refined Aggression Questionnaire in Samples From Spain, the United States, and Hong Kong. Journal of Personality Assessment. DOI:10.1080/00223891.2019.1565572
  9. 2018

  10. A. Gutiérrez-Zotes, D. Gallardo-Pujol, J. Labad, R. Martín-Santos, L. García-Esteve, E. Gelabert, M. Jover, R. Guillamat, F. Mayoral, I. Gornemann, F. Canellas, M. M. Gratacós M. Guitart Roca, J. J. CostasL. Ivorra, R. Navinés, Y. De Diego, E. Vilella, J. J. Sanjuan Sanjuan (2018). Factor structure of the Spanish version of The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria. DOI:
  11. N. Pereda, D. Gallardo-Pujol, G. Guilera (2018). Good practices in the assessment of victimization: The spanish adaptation of the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire. Psychology of Violence. DOI:10.1037/vio0000075
  12. 2017

  13. I. Planelles-Fernández, D. Gallardo-Pujol, A. Labad, D. Godall, N. Cristia, A. Gutiérrez-Zotes, J.L. J.L. Matson Matson (2017). Spanish Adaptation of the Autism Spectrum Disorders - Diagnosis for Adults (ASD-DA) in Adults with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. DOI:10.1007/s10882-017-9541-5
  14. E.N. Baranski, G. Gardiner, E. Guillaume, M. Aveyard, B. Bastian, I. Bronin, C. Ivanova, J.T. Cheng, F.S. Kock, J.J.A. Denissen, D. Gallardo-Pujol, P. Halama, G.Q. Han, J. J. Bae Moon, R.Y. Hong, M. Hrebícková, S. Graf, P. Izdebski, L. L. Lundmann Penke, M. Perugini, G. Costantini, J. Rauthmann, M. Ziegler, A. Realo, L. Elme, T. Sato, S. Kawamoto, P. Szarota, J.L. Tracy, M.A.G. Aken, Y. Yang, D.C. D.C. Funder Funder (2017). Comparisons of Daily Behavior Across 21 Countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI:10.1177/1948550616676879
  15. 2016

  16. E. E. Guillaume E. Baranski Todd, B. Bastian, I. Bronin, C. Ivanova, J.T. Cheng, F.S. de Kock, J.J.A. Denissen, D. Gallardo-Pujol, P. Halama, G.Q. Han, J. J. Bae Moon, R.Y. Hong, M. Hrebícková, S. Graf, P. Izdebski, L. L. Lundmann Penke, M. Perugini, G. Costantini, J. Rauthmann, M. Ziegler, A. Realo, L. Elme, T. Sato, S. Kawamoto, P. Szarota, J.L. Tracy, M.A.G. van Aken, Y. Yang, D.C. Funder (2016). The World at 7:00: Comparing the Experience of Situations Across 20 Countries. Journal of Personality. DOI:10.1111/jopy.12176 Article
  17. C. Suso-Ribera, D. Gallardo-Pujol (2016). Personality and health in chronic pain: Have we failed to appreciate a relationship?. Personality and Individual Differences. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.063
  18. C. Suso-Ribera, L. L. Camacho-GuerreroM. McCracken, A. Maydeu-Olivares, D. Gallardo-Pujol (2016). Social problem solving in chronic pain: An integrative model of coping predicts mental health in chronic pain patients. Journal of Health Psychology. DOI:10.1177/1359105314544133
  19. C. Suso-Ribera, M. M. Jornet-GibertV. Ribera Canudas, L.M. McCracken, A. Maydeu-Olivares, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2016). There’s More Than Catastrophizing in Chronic Pain: Low Frustration Tolerance and Self-Downing Also Predict Mental Health in Chronic Pain Patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. DOI:10.1007/s10880-016-9454-y
  20. 2015

  21. D. Gallardo-Pujol, M. M. Buades-Rotger Buades-Rotger (2015). A new twist on old social psychology classics: Revisiting the situation under a new light. European Journal of Personality. DOI:10.1002/per.2005
  22. 2014

  23. D. Gallardo-Pujol, M.I. Ibáñez, D.H. Saklofske (2014). Conference special issue - ISSID 2013, Barcelona. Personality and Individual Differences. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2013.11.001
  24. N. Pereda, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2014). One hit makes the difference: The role of polyvictimization in childhood in lifetime revictimization on a southern european sample. Violence and Victims. DOI:10.1891/0886-6708.29.2.217
  25. M. Buades-Rotger, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2014). The role of the monoamine oxidase A gene in moderating the response to adversity and associated antisocial behavior: A review. Psychology Research and Behavior Management. DOI:10.2147/PRBM.S40458
  26. J.F. Rauthmann, D. Gallardo-Pujol, E.M. E. Guillaume Todd, C.S. Nav, R.A. Sherman, M. Ziegler, A.B. Jones, D.C. D.C. Funder Funder (2014). The situational Eight DIAMONDS: A taxonomy of major dimensions of situation characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. DOI:10.1037/a0037250
  27. 2013

  28. P. Rodrigues, A. Prats-Galino, D. Gallardo-Pujol, P. Villoslada, C. Falcon, V. Prčkovska (2013). Evaluating structural connectomics in relation to different Q-space sampling techniques. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-40811-3_84
  29. L. Pascual, P. Rodrigues, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2013). How does morality work in the brain? A functional and structural perspective of moral behavior. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. DOI:10.3389/fnint.2013.00065
  30. D. Gallardo-Pujol, N. Pereda (2013). Person-environment transactions: Personality traits moderate and mediate the effects of child sexual victimization on psychopathology. Personality and Mental Health. DOI:10.1002/pmh.1192
  31. A. Hernandez, D. Gallardo-Pujol, N. Pereda, A. Arntz, D.P. Bernstein, A.M. Gaviria, A. J. Labad J. ValeroA. J.A. Gutiérrez-Zotes Gutiérrez-Zotes (2013). Initial Validation of the Spanish Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form: Factor Structure, Reliability and Association With Parenting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/0886260512468240
  32. D. Gallardo-Pujol, A. A. Andrés-Pueyo A. Maydeu-Olivares Maydeu-Olivares (2013). MAOA genotype, social exclusion and aggression: An experimental test of a gene-environment interaction. Genes, Brain and Behavior. DOI:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2012.00868.x
  33. M. Jornet-Gibert, D. Gallardo-Pujol, C. Suso, A. Andrés-Pueyo (2013). Attitudes do matter: The role of attitudes and personality in DUI offenders. Accident Analysis and Prevention. DOI:10.1016/j.aap.2012.05.023
  34. 2011

  35. T.J. D'Zurilla, A. Maydeu-Olivares, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2011). Predicting social problem solving using personality traits. Personality and Individual Differences. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2010.09.015
  36. N. Pereda, D. Gallardo-Pujol, R.J. Padilla (2011). Personality disorders in child sexual abuse víctims [Trastornos de personalidad en victimas de abuso sexual infantil]. Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria. DOI:
  37. N. Pereda, D. D. Gallardo-Pujol Gallardo-Pujol (2011). Neurobiological consequences of child sexual abuse: A systematic review [Revisión sistemática de las consecuencias neurobiológicas del abuso sexual infantil]. Gaceta Sanitaria. DOI:10.1016/j.gaceta.2010.12.004
  38. 2010

  39. A. Maydeu-Olivares, D.L. Coffman, C. García-D. Forero Gallardo-Pujol (2010). Hypothesis testing for coefficient alpha: An SEM approach. Behavior Research MethodsArticle. DOI:10.3758/BRM.42.2.618
  40. 2009

  41. A. Maydeu-Olivares, C. García-D. Forero Gallardo-Pujol, J. J. Renom Renom (2009). Testing categorized bivariate normality with two-stage polychoric correlation estimates. Methodology. DOI:10.1027/1614-2241.5.4.131
  42. C. García-D. Forero Gallardo-Pujol, A. A. Maydeu-Olivares A. Andrés-Pueyo Andrés-Pueyo (2009). Disentangling impulsiveness, aggressiveness and impulsive aggression: An empirical approach using self-report measures. Psychiatry Research. DOI:10.1016/j.psychres.2008.04.002
  43. C.G. D. Forero Gallardo-Pujol, A. A. Maydeu-Olivares A. Andrés-Pueyo Andrés-Pueyo (2009). A longitudinal model for predicting performance of police officers using personality and behavioral data. Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI:10.1177/0093854809333406
  44. A. Maydeu-Olivares, U. Kramp, C. García-D. Forero D. Gallardo-PujolL. Coffman (2009). The effect of varying the number of response alternatives in rating scales: Experimental evidence from intra-individual effects. Behavior Research Methods. DOI:10.3758/BRM.41.2.295
  45. D. Gallardo-Pujol, C.G. Forero, A. A. Maydeu-Olivares A. Andrés-Pueyo Andrés-Pueyo (2009). The development of antisocial behavior: Psychobiological and environmental factors and gene-environment interactions [Desarrollo del comportamiento antisocial: Factores psicobiológicos, ambientales e interacciones genotipo-ambiente]. Revista de Neurologia. DOI:10.33588/rn.4804.2008084
  46. 2008

  47. D. Gallardo-Pujol, C. García-Forero, A. A. Andrés-Pueyo Maydeu-Olivares (2008). Monoamine Oxidase A, Gender Differences, and Social Exclusion: Comment on Eisenberger et al.. Biological Psychiatry. DOI:10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.03.026
  48. 2007

  49. D. Gallardo-Pujol, C. García-Forero, U. Kramp, A. A. Maydeu-Olivares Andrés-Pueyo (2007). IQ heritability estimation: Analyzing genetically-informative data with structural equation models. Psicothema. DOI:
  50. 2006

  51. D. Gallardo-Pujol, U. Kramp, C. García-Forero, M. Pérez-Ramírez, A. A. Andrés-Pueyo Andrés-Pueyo (2006). Assessing aggressiveness quickly and efficiently: the Spanish adaptation of Aggression Questionnaire-Refined version. European Psychiatry. DOI:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2006.02.002
  52. D. Gallardo-Pujol, A. Andrés-Pueyo (2006). Re-analysis of correlations among four impulsivity scales. Psychological Reports. DOI:10.2466/PR0.99.1.221-224