Doutoramento em Psicologia Social pelo ISCTE (2009), é desde 2011 Professor Convidado na FCH-UCP e desde 2015 Investigador Auxiliar no Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-ULisboa). Tem desenvolvido pesquisa experimental e correlacional no âmbito de projectos de investigação e de consultoria em tópicos como relações entre grupos, normas sociais e atitudes sociais e políticas. Coordena atualmente um projecto financiado pela FCT sobre decisões socialmente críticas sobre grupos de baixo estatuto. A sua pesquisa tem sido publicada em revistas como o European Journal of Social Psychology e Frontiers in Psychology. Serviu como Sub-Director do ICS-ULisboa entre 2016 e 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.
Artigo

Primes and Consequences: A Systematic Review of Meritocracy in Intergroup Relations

Rui Costa Lopes (with Madeira, Filipa). 2019.
Artigo

School achievement and well-being of immigrant children: The role of acculturation orientations and perceived discrimination

Rui Costa Lopes (with Guerra, Rita). 2019.
Artigo

“Our Country Needs a Strong Leader Right Now”: Economic Inequality Enhances the Wish for a Strong Leader

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sprong, Stefanie). 2019.
Capítulo de Livro

Atitudes e recurso a meios coercivos: contributos da psicologia social

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2018.
Artigo

Cultural Values Moderate the Impact of Relative Deprivation

Rui Costa Lopes (with Heather J. Smith). 2018.
Artigo

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.
Artigo

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.
Artigo

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
Capítulo de Livro

Socially critical decisions towards low status groups: the role of meritocracy

Rui Costa Lopes (with Rui Costa-Lopes). 2018.
Artigo

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
Outras

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
Outras

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
Outras

Priming meritocracy increases implict prejudice

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2017.
Capítulo de Livro

Categorização social e fatores ideológicos na dinâmica das relações intergrupais

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2016.
Artigo

Intergroup Relations and Fundamental Dimensions of Social Judgment

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2016.
Artigo

Revisiting the measurement of anomie

Rui Costa Lopes (with Teymoori, A.). 2016. PLoS ONE
Livro

Power and identity

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sindic, Denis). 2015. Psychology Press. Taylor & Francis Group
Capítulo de Livro

Power and identity: the multiple facets of a complex relationship

Rui Costa Lopes (with Lopes, Rui). 2015. Power and Identity
Artigo

Categorisation salience and ingroup bias: The buffering role of a multicultural ideology

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2014. International Journal of Psychology
Livro

Power and identity

Rui Costa Lopes (with Sindic, D.). 2014. Power and Identity
Artigo

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
Artigo

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
Capítulo de Livro

A normatividade das atitudes e comportamentos sociais: Uma introdução

Artigo

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

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, J.). 2012. Portuguese Journal of Social Science
Capítulo de Livro

National identity and attitudes toward immigrants in a comparative perspective

Capítulo de Livro

National identity and attitudes towards immigrants in a comparative perspective

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2012.
Artigo

Similarity and dissimilarity in intergroup relations: different dimensions, different processes

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2012.
Artigo

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

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, R.). 2012. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale
Capítulo de Livro

O impacto da norma anti-racista nas respostas a inquéritos sobre preconceito

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2011.
Capítulo de Livro

Atitudes face à imigração e identidade nacional

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2010.
Capítulo de Livro

Conjugalidade e parentalidade

Rui Costa Lopes (with Amor, Teresa). 2010.
Artigo

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
Artigo

Semelhança e diferença nas relações entre grupos sociais

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2010.
Livro

Similarity and Dissimilarity in Immigration Contexts.

Livro

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

Rui Costa Lopes (with Costa-Lopes, Rui). 2010. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Artigo

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

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2010. Analise Social
Artigo

Is the attribution of cultural differences to minorities an expression of racial prejudice?

Rui Costa Lopes (with Vala, Jorge). 2009. International Journal of Psychology
Capítulo de Livro

A Construção Social das Diferenças nas Relações entre Grupos Sociais

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

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

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

Intergroup relations, Racism and attribution of natural and cultural traits.

Rui Costa Lopes 2005. Psicologia Politica
Livro

The intersections of power and identity.