Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodrí­guez


The Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology, with this volume produced by the new editorial board, begins a stage in which it has a commitment to foster discussions that account for the complexity in which our societies are immersed due to the multiplicity of realities that are experiencing in the social, economic, and political spheres; affecting physical, emotional and mental health. A holistic vision of the human being and contextualized in its social reality will allow a better understanding of our subject of study in order to elaborate possibilities that come closer and account for its complexity. This first number, volume 32, has a variety of articles that highlight the complex reality that exists in different dimensions of our society. The first section has four regular articles that address issues of education in children, the reintegration of veterans in our society and the transformations of bodies and sexuality in advanced adulthood.

Some questions that arise from these articles are; what are the challenges that teachers in Puerto Rico face considering the new reality of lack of resources, poverty, natural disasters, among others? On the other hand, how to establish learning expectations if we are not sensitive and responsive to the social, economic and emotional needs of students and teachers? These questions require a comprehensive vision to be able to draft alternatives that are in accordance with the complex reality that exists in the educative process. This complexity unfolds in a case study of a comprehensive evaluation that, by considering multiple factors, it was able to elaborate a closer approach to the reality of the subject under consideration and therefore provide recommendations that allowed a further development of his capacity and going beyond of the diagnostic label. Likewise, it is important to have instruments that are culturally appropriate for the population we want to serve, as indicated by the study that explored the validity and reliability of an emotional intelligence inventory for Mexican children and youth. Finally, the qualitative article on sexuali-ty in a sample of people in advanced adulthood gives us an account of the evolution of the needs of our bodies, beyond our stages of life.



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Reyes-Rodrí­guez, M. L. (2021). Naming the complex: Reflections on the pandemic and pandemonium. Revista Puertorriqueña De Psicologí­a, 32(1), 14–17. Recuperado a partir de
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