AVANCES Y LINEAS FUTURAS EN EMPATIA Y PROSOCIALIDAD.ESTUDIO Y APLICACION
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WHAT IS LIPA
LIPA, the Laboratory if Investigation of the A. University of Barcelona, is specialized in educational and social transfer ofthe results of applied research in different areas of human activity, such as the educational area through diverse European projects.
Laboratory of Applied Prosocial Research (LIPA, from the Spanish for Laboratorio de Investigación Prosocial Aplicada) of the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona
LIPA is a multidisciplinary and international team formed by some professors of the UAB and several external specialists. Founded by Robert Roche Olivar it has designed intervention models to apply prosociality to improve the prosocial quality of the communication in organizational training contexts.
Robert Roche has conducted classes or seminars in Europe: Croatia, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Ukranie, Macedonia, and in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador and Mexico. His work has also served as inspiration or been revised in Peru and Venezuela. He is a pioneer in school and civil education programs based on prosociality, with its incorporation in ethics education for the whole Slovakian education system (Lencz, 1994) from the publication of the book “Etická Vychova” (Roche, 1992).
Currently around three thousand teachers are applying prosocial ethics programs in Slovakia and approximately 100 thousand children attend the class every year.
Currently, LIPA works with a network of experts in Prosociality from inside and outside the UAB’s Faculty of Psychology, completing projects of prosocial optimization and training programs in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
LIPA develops transference programs (Izquierdo, 2010) for the education, penitentiary, sanitary, social, political and organizational-entrepreneurial areas. The epistemic framework used in all its interventions is PAR (Participatory Action Research). In view of improving the results of PAR, LIPA has adapted the traditional visualization methodologies, proposing the Prosocial Participated Visualization (Brundelius and Escotorin, 2010) as a typical methodological contribution of prosociality in group facilitation.
Throughout its history, the LIPA group has been part of 18 European transference programs on applied prosociality, offering replicable intervention methodologies in social problems, like school desertion, presented in this book together with Project MOST (2011), as well as the transference of prosociality into the sanitary area (Project CHANGE, 2010); into de business tourism sector (Project Train to Change, 2013), and today, into the university education in order to improve the equity rates regarding the access to the labor market in Latin America (Project SPRING, 2012)