Our mission

The research group Prejudice, Vulnerability and Psychosocial Processes belongs to the Post Graduation Program in Psychology of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The group emphasizes studies about psychology of prejudice, mainly with social cognition and minority stress models, and its relations with psychosocial processes such as education and health. Furthermore, the PVPP Group aims to study how discrimination affects health and illness process, especially those related to mental health and STIs.

The research and intervention subjects are: studies about vulnerable populations regarding markers such as gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, migratory status, social class, among others; prejudice and discrimination assessment, instruments of research; systematic reviews; epidemiological and historical studies; and the use of experimental techniques in social psychology and health, with the use of vignettes.

Research Topics

  • Assessment of social attitudes and the impacts on psychosocial processes
  • Development and assessment of interventions for attitude change
  • Vulnerability and health and illness processes



Doctoral students
Juliana Ledur Stucky
Thais Blankenheim
Marina Valentim Brasil 
Ana Maria Bercht 
Caroline Gonçalves Nascimento
Lucas Henriques Viscardi http://lattes.cnpq.br/3962952991649596

Post-doctoral students
Cristiana Pereira de Carvalho

Master’s students
Felipe Vilanova de Gois Andrade 
Letícia de Oliveira Rosa http://lattes.cnpq.br/0223432317277568
Tatiana Otto Stock http://lattes.cnpq.br/7021681065511803
Danglar Machado Duarte Goulart http://lattes.cnpq.br/6568564869847639

Undergraduate assitents
Isabela Alencastro Kother http://lattes.cnpq.br/6309009908515661
Isadora Graeff Bins Ely http://lattes.cnpq.br/7715740165135431
Leonardo Mello Garcia dos Santos http://lattes.cnpq.br/2661453394888867
Letícia Pessoa da Silva 
Luísa Machado Mendes http://lattes.cnpq.br/7347410151705025
Marina Feijó 
Victoria Silva da Rosa http://lattes.cnpq.br/7769245633396327

Andressa Botton 
Anna Martha Vaitses Fontanari 
Damião Soares de Almeida Segundo http://lattes.cnpq.br/4420300435120136
Fernando Martins de Azevedo
Gabriel Bigarella Zugno http://lattes.cnpq.br/5318712560540544
Hellena Bonocore Morais 
Ítala Raymundo Chinazzo  
Jean Jesus Santos http://lattes.cnpq.br/4129049760402343
Kary Jean Falcão http://lattes.cnpq.br/3297445627196272
Mozer de Miranda Ramos http://lattes.cnpq.br/4025197499682330
Nathalia Amaral Pereira de Souza 
Paola Fagundes Pase 
Ramiro Figueiredo Catelan 
Sabrina Daiana Cúnico 

Contact us

E-mail: angelo.costa@pucrs.br
Phone: (0 55 51) 3320.3500 – ex. 7745

Ipiranga Av. 6681
Post Graduation Program in Psychology
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Building 11 – 9th Floor – Room 933
Porto Alegre/RS – Brazil
CEP 90619-900

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