The Stress and Health Research Group (GIES) is a consolidated research group recognized by the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

The GIES is a group dedicated to the study of the psychological factors involved in the health and disease process and their psychosocial context since 1995. The psychological factors studied are related to the processes of emotion and motivation, such as perception of control, optimism, coping strategies, emotional intelligence, passion and resilience. The common objective of all GIES studies is to discover how these psychological factors interact with biomedical factors to predict suffering, well-being, quality of life and recovery. Our target population is mainly patients, along with their families, informal caregivers and health care staff.