Artículos científicos sobre Alta Sensibilidad

Son muchas las investigaciones relacionadas con la Alta Sensibilidad y cada día nuevos equipos en diferentes países y con diferentes especialidades colaboran con su trabajo a aumentar la base científica de este rasgo también llamado Sensibilidad de Procesamiento Sensorial. En este apartado estarán disponibles todas las investigaciones relacionadas con el rasgo, su gran mayoría están en inglés. En el área privada podrá acceder a estos documentos en español al igual que a otras investigaciones y trabajos no publicados.

En el presente listado se encuentra un resumen de los estudios relacionados con la investigación de la Alta Sensibilidad. Artículos científicos destinados a clarificar y ofrecer un espacio de consulta para investigadores y estudiantes cuyos trabajos TFG estén relacionados con la “sensibilidad de procesamiento sensorial” o las personas altamente sensibles.

Desde Profesionales de la Alta Sensibilidad apoyamos las investigaciones en este campo y tenemos en marcha además nuestras propias investigaciones. Si estás trabajando en alguna investigación relacionada o deseas que apoyemos o divulguemos tu trabajo puedes ponerte en contacto con nuestra área de investigación en contacto

Listado de papers sobre Sensory Processing Sentitivity

Investigaciones principales en Alta Sensibilidad

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Investigaciones Elham Assary

Elham Assary es investigadora postdoctoral en la Universidad Queen Mary de Londres, Reino Unido.

Assary, E., Pluess, M., 2017. Differential susceptibility in minority children: individual differences in environmental sensitivity. Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth. Springer, Cham, pp. 139–152.

Assary, E., Vincent, J.P., Keers, R., Pluess, M., 2017. Gene-environment interaction and psychiatric disorders: review and future directions. Paper Presented at the Seminars in Cell Developmental Biology.

Assary, E., Zavos, H.M., Krapohl, E., Keers, R., Pluess, M. (in preparation). Sensitivity to the Environment Has Two Distinct Heritable Components.

Investigaciones Elaine N. Aron

Gran parte de la labor científica de la Dra. Elaine N. Aron ha sido desarrollada junto a su marido el reconocido doctor Arthur Aron.

Aron, E.N., 2002. The Highly Sensitive Child. Broadway Book – Thorsons., USA.

Aron EN and Aron A (1997) Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 73: 345-368.

Aron EN Aron A and Davies KM (2005) Adult shyness: The interaction of temperamental sensitivity and an adverse childhood environment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 31: 181- 197.

Aron, A., Ketay, S., Hedden, T., Aron, E.N., Rose Markus, H., Gabrieli, J.D., 2010. Temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity moderates cultural differences in neural response. Soc. Cogn. Affect. Neurosci. 5 (2-3), 219–226.

Aron EN, Aron A and Jagiellowicz J (2012) Sensory processing sensitivity: A review in the light of the evolution of biological responsivity. Personality and Social Psychology Review 16: 262-282.

Aron, E.N., Aron, A., Tillmann, T.C., 2018. Future directions for sensory processing sensitivity research. In: Paper Presented at the 30th Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. San Francisco, California.

Aron, E.N., Aron, A., Nardone, N., Zhou, S. (in press). Sensory Processing Sensitivity in the context of parenting: An exploratory study. Family Relations.

Investigaciones Bianca Acevedo

La Dra. Bianca Acevedo es consultora científica con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York y California, donde realiza investigaciones en áreas que incluyen el amor, la salud, la sensibilidad,

Acevedo, B.P., Aron, E.N., Aron, A., Sangster, M.D., Collins, N., Brown, L., 2014. The highly sensitive brain: an fMRI study of sensory processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions. Brain Behav. 4 (4), 580–594.

Acevedo, B.P., Pospos, S., Lavretsky, H., 2016. The neural mechanisms of meditative practices: novel approaches for healthy aging. Curr. Behav. Neurosci. Rep. 3 (4), 328–339.

Acevedo, B.P., Pospos, S., Lavretsky, H., 2016. The neural mechanisms of meditative practices: novel approaches for healthy aging. Curr. Behav. Neurosci. Rep. 3 (4), 328–339.

Acevedo, B.P., Jagiellowicz, J., Aron, E.N., Aron, A., Marhenke, R., 2017. Sensory processing sensitivity and childhood quality’s effects on neural responses to emotional stimuli. Neuropsychiatry 14 (5).

Acevedo, B.P., Aron, E.N., Pospos, S., Jessen, D., 2018. The functional highly sensitive brain: a review of the brain circuits underlying sensory processing sensitivity and seemingly related disorders. Philos. Trans. Biol. Sci. 373 (1744).

Investigaciones Francesca Lionetti

Francesca Lionetti, La Dra. Lionetti es psicóloga del desarrollo e investigadora con experiencia en crianza, apego, desarrollo socioemocional y sensibilidad ambiental.

Lionetti, F., Aron, E.N., Aron, A., Klein, D.N., Pluess, M., 2017. Evaluating environmental sensitivity in preschoolers: the highly sensitive child rating system. Paper Presented at the 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology Utrecht.

Lionetti, F., Aron, A., Aron, E.N., Burns, L.G., Jagiellowicz, J., Pluess, M., 2018. Dandelions, Tulips and Orchids: evidence for the existence of low-sensitive, mediumsensitive, and high-sensitive individuals. Transl. Psychiatry 8 (24). 10.1038/s41398-017-0090-6.

Lionetti, F., Klein, D. N., Aron, A., Aron, E., & Pluess, M. (under review). Observer-Rated Environmental Sensitivity Moderates Children’s Response to Parenting Quality in Early Childhood.

Investigaciones Jadzia Jagiellowicz

Jadzia Jagiellowicz, doctora en Filosofía y Psicología por la Universidad de Stony Brook.

Jagiellowicz, J., Xu, X., Aron, A., Aron, E.N., Cao, G., Feng, T., Weng, X., 2012. The trait of sensory processing sensitivity and neural responses to changes in visual scenes. Soc. Cogn. Affect. Neurosci. 6 (1), 38–47.

Jagiellowicz, J., Aron, A., Aron, E.N., 2016. Relation between the temperament trait of sensory processing sensitivity and emotional reactivity. Soc. Behav. Pers. 44 (2), 185–200.

Investigaciones Michael Pluess

Michael Pluess, PhD, es psicólogo colegiado y profesor titular de psicología del desarrollo en el Departamento de Psicología Biológica y Experimental de la Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Químicas de la Universidad Queen Mary de Londres. 

Pluess, M., 2015. Individual differences in environmental sensitivity. Child Dev. Perspect. 9 (3), 138–143.

Pluess, M., Belsky, J., 2009. Differential susceptibility to rearing experience: the case of childcare. J. Child Psychol. Psychiatry 50 (4), 396–404. 1469-7610.2008.01992.x.

Pluess, M., Belsky, J., 2015. Vantage sensitivity: genetic susceptibility to effects of positive experiences. In: Pluess, M. (Ed.), Genetics of Psychological Well-Being. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 193–210.

Pluess, M., Boniwell, I., 2015. Sensory-Processing Sensitivity predicts treatment response to a school-based depression prevention program: evidence of Vantage Sensitivity. Pers. Individ. Dif. 82 (0), 40–45.

Pluess, M., Belsky, J., Way, B.M., Taylor, S.E., 2010. 5-HTTLPR moderates effects of current life events on neuroticism: differential susceptibility to environmental influences. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry 34 (6), 1070–1074. https://

Pluess, M., Assary, E., Lionetti, F., Lester, K.J., Krapohl, E., Aron, E.N., Aron, A., 2017. Environmental sensitivity in children: development of the highly sensitive child scale and identification of sensitivity groups. Dev. Psychol. dev0000406.

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