Manuel Leonardo Ibarra Espinosa

Short description

Full time Professor-Researcher at UC Nezahualc├│yotl, Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM), Mexico

Places of work

Doctor of Science in Collective Health from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM). Master’s in occupational health sciences and a degree in Social Psychology from the UAM. He has served as a visiting professor at the Doctorate in Public Health, of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP); in the degree course in Health Promotion, University of Mexico City (UACM); as well as in the Research Groups "Social Psychology for Health Prevention" of the Faculty of Psychology of the National University of Mar del Plata (UNMP), Argentina Republic, and "Culture, cognition and emotion" of the Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of the University of Basque Country (UPV), Spain. Speaker in various national and international forums (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Czech Republic, Switzerland, among others). The topics presented deal with qualitative health research; social representations about body image; old age and aging; social psychology and health; culture, cognition and health; social response in health; knowledge and practices in health; social imaginary and health; among others. He is a founding member of the Latin American Association of Social Medicine (ALAMES) region of Mexico; member of the International Association of Oral History (IOHA) and the Latin American Association of Sociology (ALAS). Member of the academic group with PROMEP-SEP registration: “Biopsychology, health and society.” Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI I) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). Research Professor with recognition of the Academic Improvement Program for Teachers (PROMEP) of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).

Summary of research

qualitative health research; social representations about body image; old age and aging; social psychology and health; culture, cognition and health; social response in health; knowledge and practices in health; social imaginary and health; and others

Research interests

In the Identification with All Humanity Lab I have been testing equivalence of the IWAH scale in Mexico, researching the universality of the associations between IWAH and a range of humanitarian measures and conducting an experiment upon the connection between IWAH, collective narcissism and hate crimes.