João Graça

Assistant Professor
João Graça has a PhD in Psychology (ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, 2016), and is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa), and Invited Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Catholic University of Portugal (FCH-UCP). His main interest is researching practice and behavioural changes towards healthy, sustainable and ethical consumption, with a focus on plant-based diets. His research interests also cover the design and evaluation of intervention programs with children and youth, and improving the social environment in developmental contexts such as schools and residential care settings. He has participated in several national and international research projects addressing societal challenges funded by key partners and agencies (e.g., European Commission; Portuguese Ministry of Education; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). He is familiar with a range of methods which include quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, framed under a strong personal and academic orientation towards connecting science and society.
Book Chapter

Casas de acolhimento para resposta em situações de emergência – desenho de um modelo de serviço. [Emergency residential care facilities - design of a service model]

João Graça (with Graça, João). 2019. Crianças em Risco e Perigo: Contextos, Investigação e Intervenção
Book Chapter

O suporte social formal no ajustamento e bem-estar dos jovens em acolhimento residencial: O papel moderador de variáveis do contexto. [Institutional social support for the adjustment and well-being of young people in care: the moderating role of con...

João Graça (with Ornelas, S.V.). 2019. Crianças em Risco e Perigo: Contextos, Investigação e Intervenção
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Emergency residential care settings: A model for service assessment and design

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2018. Evaluation and Program Planning
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Evaluation of an Intervention Program for Families with Children at Risk for Maltreatment and Developmental Impairment: A Preliminary Study

João Graça (with Calheiros, M.M.). 2018. Journal of Child and Family Studies
Book Chapter

Public support for vegetarian meals in public canteens: a preliminary study

João Graça (with Sónia Goulart Cardoso). 2018.
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Why are women less likely to support animal exploitation than men? The mediating roles of social dominance orientation and empathy

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2018. Personality and Individual Differences
Other

Migrações e Refugiados: Atitudes e perceções dos europeus. [Migration and refugees: attitudes and perceptions of European citizens]

João Graça (with Ramos, Alice). 2016.
Other

Moral Disengagement in Meat Questionnaire

João Graça (with João Graça). 2016. PsycTESTS Dataset
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Situating moral disengagement: Motivated reasoning in meat consumption and substitution

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2016. Personality and Individual Differences
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Towards an integrated approach to food behaviour: Meat consumption and substitution, from context to consumers

João Graça (with Graça, João). 2016. Psychology, Community & Health
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A Portuguese version of the student-teacher relationship scale - short form

João Graça (with Patrício, J.N.). 2015. The Spanish journal of psychology
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Attached to meat? (Un)Willingness and intentions to adopt a more plant-based diet

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2015. Appetite
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Evaluating the impact of national educational policy to reduce retention and increase achievement in compulsory education

João Graça (with Clara Barata, M.). 2015. Elementary School Journal
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Meat Attachment Questionnaire

João Graça (with João Graça). 2015. PsycTESTS Dataset
Book Chapter

Meat is more than Food? Representations of Meat and Willingness to Change Consumption Habits.

João Graça (with Graça, João). 2015. Odysseys of Plates and Palates: Food, Society and Sociality
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Meat, beyond the plate. Data-driven hypotheses for understanding consumer willingness to adopt a more plant-based diet

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2015. Appetite
Book Chapter

Do you really want to hurt yourself? Self-harm and suicidal ideation in adolescence

João Graça (with Oliveira, A.). 2014. Reframing Punishment: Silencing, Dehumanisation and the Way Forward
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From assessing needs to designing and evaluating programs: Case study of a family support program in Portugal

João Graça (with Calheiros, M.M.). 2014. Children and Youth Services Review
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Moral Disengagement in Harmful but Cherished Food Practices? An Exploration into the Case of Meat

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2014. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
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Authority in the classroom: Adolescent autonomy, autonomy support, and teachers' legitimacy

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2013. European Journal of Psychology of Education
Book Chapter

Desenvolvimento de um programa de preparação para a vida autónoma para jovens em acolhimento residencial. [Development of an independent living program for young people in residential care]

João Graça (with Calheiros, Maria Manuela). 2013. Crianças em Risco e Perigo: Contextos, Investigação e Intervenção
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Staff and youth views on autonomy and emancipation from residential care: A participatory research study

João Graça (with Calheiros, M.M.). 2013. Evaluation and Program Planning
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Avaliação do Programa Mais Sucesso Escolar. [Evaluation of the More School Success Program]

João Graça (with Barata, Maria Clara). 2012.
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Adaptação do Questionário de Autonomia nos Adolescentes (QAA) para a língua portuguesa [Adaptation of the Adolescent Autonomy Questionnaire (AAQ) to the Portuguese Language]

João Graça (with Graça, João). 2010. Laboratório de Psicologia
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Reafirmando a autoridade no meio escolar: A importância da qualidade das relações. [Reaffirming authority in the school context: The importance of quality in the relationships]

João Graça (with Graça, João). 2010. In-Mind Português