With a PhD in Social Psychology (ISCTE, 2009) Rui Costa Lopes is an Invited Assistant Professor at the School of Human Sciences (Catholic University of Portugal) since 2011 and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon (ICS – ULisboa) since 2015. He has developed experimental and correlational research within academic projects and consulting work on topics such as intergroup relations, social norms and social and political attitudes. Currently coordinates an FCT-funded project on socially critical decisions towards low status groups. His work has been published in international journals like the European Journal of Social Psychology and Frontiers in Psychology. He has served as Deputy Director of the ICS-ULisboa between 2016 and 2018.

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Inclusão e desempenho académico de crianças e jovens imigrantes: o papel das dinâmicas de aculturação

Rui Costa Lopes (with Guerra, Rita). 2019.
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Primes and Consequences: A Systematic Review of Meritocracy in Intergroup Relations

Rui Costa Lopes (with Madeira, Filipa). 2019.
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School achievement and well-being of immigrant children: The role of acculturation orientations and perceived discrimination

Rui Costa Lopes (with Guerra, Rita). 2019.
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“Our Country Needs a Strong Leader Right Now”: Economic Inequality Enhances the Wish for a Strong Leader

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sprong, Stefanie). 2019.
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Atitudes e recurso a meios coercivos: contributos da psicologia social

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2018.
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Cultural Values Moderate the Impact of Relative Deprivation

Rui Costa Lopes (with Heather J. Smith). 2018.
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Majority Group Members’ Negative Reactions to Future Demographic Shifts Depend on the Perceived Legitimacy of Their Status

Rui Costa Lopes (with Outten, H. Robert). 2018.
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Regaining In-Group Continuity in Times of Anxiety About the Group’s Future. A Study on the Role of Collective Nostalgia Across 27 Countries

Rui Costa Lopes (with Smeekes, Anouk). 2018.
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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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Understanding how and why people participate in crowd events

Eduardo Cintra Torres, Rui Costa Lopes & Sérgio Moreira (with Torres, Eduardo Cintra). 2018. Social Science Information
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Meritocracy and socially critical decisions towards low status groups

Rui Costa Lopes (with Madeira, Ana Filipa). 2017. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology
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Meritocracy and socially critical decisions towards low status groups in moral dilemmas

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa Lopes, Rui). 2017. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology
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Priming meritocracy increases implict prejudice

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2017.
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Categorização social e fatores ideológicos na dinâmica das relações intergrupais

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2016.
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Intergroup Relations and Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgment

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2016.
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Revisiting the measurement of anomie

Rui Costa Lopes (with Teymoori, A.). 2016. PLoS ONE
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Power and identity

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sindic, Denis). 2015. Psychology Press. Taylor & Francis Group
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Power and identity: the multiple facets of a complex relationship

Rui Costa Lopes (with Lopes, Rui). 2015. Power and Identity
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Categorisation salience and ingroup bias: The buffering role of a multicultural ideology

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 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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National identity and attitudes towards immigrants in a comparative perspective

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2012.
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Similarity and dissimilarity in intergroup relations: different dimensions, different processes

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2012.
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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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O impacto da norma anti-racista nas respostas a inquéritos sobre preconceito

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2011.
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Atitudes face à imigração e identidade nacional

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2010.
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Conjugalidade e parentalidade

Rui Costa Lopes (with Amor, Teresa). 2010.
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From Prejudice to Discrimination: The Legitimizing Role of Perceived Threat Indiscrimination Against Immigrants

Rui Costa Lopes (with Pereira, Cícero Roberto). 2010. European Journal of Social Psychology
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Semelhança e diferença nas relações entre grupos sociais

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2010.
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Similarity and Dissimilarity in Immigration Contexts.

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Similarity and dissimilarity in immigration contexts: different dimensions, different processes

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2010. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
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Youth attitudes toward difference and diversity: a cross-national analysis

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 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, Jorge). 2009. International Journal of Psychology
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A Construção Social das Diferenças nas Relações entre Grupos Sociais

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2008.
Other

Similarity and dissimilarity in immigration contexts: different dimensions, different processes

Rui Costa Lopes (with Lopes, Rui Costa). 2008.
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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.