foto Juan Carlos Melendez Moral
PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Programa de Doctorat
Department: Developmental and Educational Psychology
Facultad de Psicología, Dpto. de Psicología Evolutiva, 2º piso, desp. F 214 Av. Blasco ibañez 21, 46010 Valencia
(9639) 83844

Juan C Melendez is professor of the Department of Developmental and Educational psychology, director of the research group Aging: Cognition and Emotion -EnveCoEm - GIUV2016-320- and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Psychogerontology: Life Cycle Perspective, University of Valencia, Spain. He obtained his PhD in 1994 on aging at the University of Valencia, Spain. His research focuses on the psychological mechanisms of aging. Within this field, he has developed two lines of research. Optimal aging, investigating the psychological processes of coping and adaptation, well-being and integrity. Dementia and cognitive impairment, investigating the cognitive processes of recollection and familiarity and the application of neurorehabilitation techniques based on non-invasive transcranial stimulation. In addition, in the applied field studied the efficacy of reminiscence therapy and cognitive stimulation in older adults.

Research projects:
IP Project I+D+I PSI2013-43533-R Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Retos de la Sociedad. Experimental analysis of false recognition in normal and pathological aging.

IP Project I+D+I PSI2016-77405-R Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Retos de la Sociedad. Deficits in familiarity and false recognition as markers of cognitive impairment: experimental and longitudinal analysis in healthy elderly, MCI and Alzheimer patients.

IP Project I+D+I PID2019-103956RBIOO Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Society Challenges. Experimental analysis of patterns of familiarity, recollection and false recognition, and effects of cognitive neurostimulation in healthy elderly and Alzheimer's Disease.


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