Obtained his degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from ISCTE in 2004. In 2009, he obtained his PhD in Social Psychology from ISCTE in collaboration with the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is Visiting Assistant Professor at FCH since 2010 where he teaches Social Psychology on the Degree in Psychology and the Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences. His main activity is research at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) of the University of Lisbon. He has collaborated with the ICS since 2004 within projects related to social norms, prejudice, intergroup relations and social attitudes and behaviors. Between 2009 and 2015, he developed post doctoral research in ICS in collaboration with the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) on the phenomenon of implicit racial prejudice and the influence of social norms on its emergence. Since February 2015, he has been an FCT Research Fellow with a project that addresses the influence of meritocracy on socially critical decisions (moral dilemmas, medical diagnoses, shooting decisions). He is a membe of the Directive Board of LiSP - Lisbon PhD in Social Psychology. He currently serves on the Governing Board of ICS as Deputy Director.
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Schrodinger's immigrant: The political and strategic use of (contradictory) stereotypical traits about immigrants

Rui Costa Lopes (with Denis Sindic). 2018. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
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Socially critical decisions towards low status groups: the role of meritocracy

Rui Costa Lopes (with Rui Costa-Lopes). 2018.
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Revisiting the measurement of anomie

Rui Costa Lopes (with Teymoori, A.). 2016. PLoS ONE
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Categorisation salience and ingroup bias: The buffering role of a multicultural ideology

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, R.). 2014. International Journal of Psychology
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Power and identity

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sindic, D.). 2014. Power and Identity
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Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap

Rui Costa Lopes (with Durante, F.). 2013. British Journal of Social Psychology
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Social psychological perspectives on the legitimation of social inequality: Past, present and future

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, R.). 2013. European Journal of Social Psychology
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A normatividade das atitudes e comportamentos sociais: Uma introdução

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Dynamics and dilemmas in social psychology: Social relations, identities and cognition

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, J.). 2012. Portuguese Journal of Social Science
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National identity and attitudes toward immigrants in a comparative perspective

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Similarity and dissimilarity in intergroup relations: Different dimensions, different processes4

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, R.). 2012. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale
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From prejudice to discrimination: The legitimizing role of perceived threat in discrimination against immigrants

Rui Costa Lopes (with Pereira, C.). 2010. European Journal of Social Psychology
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Similarity and Dissimilarity in Immigration Contexts.

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Youth attitudes toward difference and diversity: A cross-national analysis

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, J.). 2010. Analise Social
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Is the attribution of cultural differences to minorities an expression of racial prejudice?

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, J.). 2009. International Journal of Psychology
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Intergroup relations, Racism and attribution of natural and cultural traits.

Rui Costa Lopes 2005. Psicologia Politica
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The intersections of power and identity.