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 outstanding experience in developing custom-tailored solutions and personalizing behavioral targets using individual differences. My latest applied activities are related to this.

As a PI of the IDLab, I currently have five main lines of research: 1) Quantitative methods in psychometrics and evaluation: This line of research focuses on structural equation models (García-Forero, Maydeu-Olivares & Gallardo-Pujol, 2009) and item response theory (IRT) and, more generally, in the development of new quantitative methods. 2) Person-situation interactions: This line of research is mainly interested in the interaction between people and situations, or more generally “people in situations”. We have contributed to the development of a new and groundbreaking model for evaluating situations (Rauthmann, Gallardo-Pujol et al., 2014). 3) Neuroscience of personality: we have recently investigated the neuroanatomical brain bases of the personality traits of the Big Five model, but also of the general personality factor (Burgaleta & Gallardo-Pujol, 2021). 4) Personality computing: our group, together with the HuPBA group, is a pioneer when it comes to using Deep Learning methods to extract the personality levels of a person based on the automatic analysis of multimodal data (audio, video, natural language, metadata, etc), with a fairly high degree of accuracy. The first publication where the open database in which we have developed the models is presented is already published (Palmero et al., 2020), as well as the first technical description of the methods we have used, known as Dyadformer (Curto et al. ., 2021). The first substantive publications regarding personality are about to be published (Gallardo-Pujol et al., in preparation). 5) Clinical applications in psychological evaluation: Finally, the group has a very important activity in terms of applications, especially in clinical psychology and psychiatry, of psychological evaluation and that is especially relevant for this project. Aspects such as post-traumatic growth have also received our attention (Pajón, Greco, Pereda, & Gallardo-Pujol, 2020), as well as the relationship between temperament, executive function, and ADHD (Krieger, Amador-Campos, & Gallardo-Pujol, 2019). In the group, we have also developed some forensic applications, especially in relation to impulsivity, burnout, or the prediction of police performance (Forero, Gallardo-Pujol, Maydeu-Olivares, & Andrés-Pueyo, 2009; Gallardo-Pujol et al., 2015; García-Forero, Gallardo-Pujol, Maydeu-Olivares, & Andrés-Pueyo, 2009).

All in all, I currently have more than 15 years of experience working on different basic and applied aspects of the evaluation and prediction of behavior. I am the secretary-general of the European Association of Psychological Assessment since 2017 and a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment, the European Journal of Personality, and the Personality and Social Psychology Compass, which has allowed me intensive collaborations with Dr. Matthias Ziegler or Dr. John Rauthmann. I have published over 70 articles in refereed journals: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zGDZeOYAAAAJ&hl=en

Useful links

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  1. D. Gallardo-Pujol, V. Rouco, A. Cortijos-Bernabeu, L. Oceja, C.J. Soto, O.P. John (2022). . Psychological Test Adaptation and Development. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1027/2698-1866/a000020
  2. 2020

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2019

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 2018

  12. 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:
  13. 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
  14. 2017

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 2016

  18. 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
  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. 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
  21. 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
  22. 2015

  23. 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
  24. 2014

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 2013

  30. 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
  31. 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
  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. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 2011

  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. 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:
  39. 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
  40. 2010

  41. 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
  42. 2009

  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 2008

  49. 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
  50. 2007

  51. 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:
  52. 2006

  53. 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
  54. 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