Rui Costa Lopes
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 Masters 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.