E-mail: barbara dot gonzalez at ulosofona dot pt



Barbara Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor at University Lusófona and a Researcher at COPELabs.  She has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology by University of Lisbon and a Master degree in Health Psychology by ISPA. She is a certificated trainer in these fields and has been doing research in personality, health behaviours and pain. 


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2013 PhD in Psychology, specialty in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of University of Lisbon
2002 MsC in  Health Psychology, ISPA- University Institute, Lisbon.
1999 Degree in Psycholgy –  University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon

Working Experience

2013- Researcher, COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona.
2011-2013 Associate Professor of Psychology, University Lusófona



Psychological intervention with children and adolescents, Psychological and Therapeutic Center of Dyslexia.

Trainer in psychology and pedagogy, different Centers of Teachers Training.

Main Research Interests

  • Personality and other personal determinants of health behaviors.

    Pain, fatigue and quality of life.


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For an up to date version of this list, please check COPELABS Scicommons

  •  Gonzalez, B., Baptista, T., Branco, J., & Ferreira, A. (2013). Fibromyalgia: antecedent life events, disability and causal attribution. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 18(4): 461-70. Doi:10.1080/13548506.2012.752098.
  •  Gonzalez, B. (2012). Pain and personality (or the difficult relation between to feel and to be). In J. C. Branco & T. M. Baptista (Eds.), Pain and it´s circumstances (pp.99-112). Lisbon: Lidel Ed. 
  • Gonzalez, B. & Pais-Ribeiro, J. (2004). Health behaviors and personality dimensions in young college students. Psychology, Health & Diseases, 5(1), 117-127.




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