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.
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Animal images database: validation of 120 images for human-animal studies

João Graça (with Possidónio, C.). 2019. Animals
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
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Consumption orientations may support (or hinder) transitions to more plant-based diets

João Graça 2019.
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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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Reducing meat consumption and following plant-based diets: Current evidence and future directions to inform integrated transitions

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2019. Trends in Food Science & Technology
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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
Other

Meet your meat: The effect of meat-animal association on meat consumption and substitution.

João Graça (with Silva, C.). 2018. XIV PhD Meeting in Social and Organizational Psychology
Book Chapter

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

João Graça (with Sónia Goulart Cardoso). 2018.
Other

Todos os animais são iguais?

João Graça (with Silva, C.). 2018. Animais-companheiros nas vidas dos humanos: Desafios sociais e éticos
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Values, expectations and practices in residential care: An exploratory study

João Graça (with Morão, A.). 2018. EUSARF 2018 Porto
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Values, expectations and realities in residential care: An exploratory study

João Graça (with Morão, A.). 2018. XIV PhD Meeting in Social & Organizational Psychology
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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
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Am I too cute to eat? the effect of cuteness appeal towards the promotion of a more plant-based diet

João Graça (with Silva, C.). 2016. XII PHD Meeting in Social and Organizational Psychology
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Am I too cute to eat? the effect of cuteness appeal towards the promotion of a more plant-based diet

João Graça (with Prada, M.). 2016. Encontro Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia Social e das Organizações
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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
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Orientações para o instrumento INTOVIAN: Identificação de famílias em situação de risco ou que já apresentem problemas de mau trato e negligência com crianças dos 0 aos 3 anos

João Graça (with Calheiros, M. M.). 2015. Orientações para o instrumento INTOVIAN: Identificação de famílias em situação de risco ou que já apresentem problemas de mau trato e negligência com crianças dos 0 aos 3 anos
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
Other

Estudo exploratório de adaptação do “Family Assessment Form” [FAF] para a população portuguesa

João Graça (with Patrício, J.). 2014. IX Congresso Ibero-Americano de Psicologia
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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
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Between the stomach and the conscience: Why don't we minimize harm to the environment, public health, and animals, through our dietary choices?

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2013. 8th Global Conference, Living Responsibly: Reflecting on the Ethical Issues of Everyday Life
Book Chapter

Desenvolvimento de um programa de preparação para a vida autónoma para jovens em acolhimento residencial

João Graça (with Calheiros, M. M.). 2013. Crianças em Risco e Perigo: Contextos, Investigação e Intervenção(
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
Other

Early diagnosis of infant and toddler abuse and neglect in Portugal: A pilot study

João Graça (with Magalhães, E.). 2013. 13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Book Chapter

Inner Pain: Self-harm and Suicidal Ideation on Adolescence

João Graça (with Oliveira, A.). 2013. Reframing Punishment: Reflections of Culture, Literature and Morals
Other

Meat is More Than Food? Representations of Meat and Willingness to Change Food Habits

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2013. 2nd Global Conference: Food
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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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Aproximar e diferenciar para o sucesso escolar: Avaliação da implementação e impacto da tipologia TurmaMais no âmbito do PMSE

João Graça (with Barata, M.). 2012. IV Seminário Nacional do Projeto Turma Mais
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Assessment of formal and informal social support at residential care: perspectives of young people

João Graça (with Magalhães, E.). 2012. 12th European Scientific Association on Residential & Foster Care for Children and Adolescents Conference
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Avaliação do programa mais sucesso escolar

João Graça (with Barata, M.). 2012.
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Avaliação do programa mais sucesso escolar apresentação de resultados

João Graça (with Calheiros, M. M.). 2012. Seminário Sucesso educativo: Desafios e Oportunidades
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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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Como encaramos o que comemos? Percepções e (des)vinculações face ao impacto das práticas alimentares no ambiente, na saúde e nos animais

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2012. VII Encontro de Investigação em Psicologia Social e das Organizações
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Effects of an early family intervention program for at-risk Portuguese families

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2012. 12th International EUSARF Conference
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Evaluating the Programa Mais Sucesso Escolar: Lessons learned from evaluating the impact of a Portuguese national educational policy for compulsory education.

João Graça (with Barata, M.). 2012. Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation Lessons from Around the World
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Inner Pain and Suicidal Ideation on Adolescence

João Graça (with Oliveira, A.). 2012. Reframing Punishment ? Opportunities and Problems
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O Direito de participação das famílias em risco na avaliação dos serviços de intervenção psicossocial.

João Graça (with Calheiros, M. M.). 2012. 1ª Encontro Nacional sobre Crianças e Jovens em Perigo: Contextos, Investigação e Intervenção
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Privação relativa - Porque não vivemos mais Satisfeitos?

João Graça (with Graça, J.). 2011. Biosofia
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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