E-mail: paulo dot jorge at ulusofona dot pt


Paulo Lopes is a Researcher in COPELABS, CTIP, and an Assistant Professor in ULHT, where he also heads the MSc in Applied Neuropsychology, School of Psychology and Life Sciences.

He holds a degree in Psychology (2002, University Lusófona) and PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology (2011, Salamanca University). Paulo has worked on psychological support to drug addicts since 1996, with motivation treatment since 2002, and neuro-cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation via technology since 2010.

He has a personal focus on psychometric work to produce, adapt, and assess psychological and neuropsychological tests with traditional and Rasch model analysis.



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PhD in Neuropsychology. Salamanca University, Department of Psychobiology and Behavioral Sciences, Spain.

2002         BSc (Hons): in Clinical Psychology. Universidade Lusofóna de Lisboa.

Working Experience

2013 -               Researcher, COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona.

2011 - 

              Assistant Professor. ULHT. Lisbon. Portugal.PhD researcher (FCT grant holder), ISCTE-IUL / CIS-IUL



Research assistant at the Psychology Computational Laboratory. ULHT, Lisbon, Portugal


      Clinical practice giving psychological support and treatment motivation to drug addicts


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  •  Gamito, P., Oliveira, J., Lopes, P., Brito, R., Morais, D., Silva, D., Silva, A., Rebelo, S., Bastos, A. & Deus, A. (in press). Executive functioning in addicts following health mobile cognitive stimulation: Evidence from alcohol and heroin patients. Journal of Medical Internet Research. [IF 4.7 - 2012 Thomson Reuters].

  • Gamito, P., Oliveira, J., Baptista, A. Morais, D., Lopes, P., Rosa, P., Santos, N. (in press). Elicit nicotine craving with virtual smoking cues. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 13 (1), 43-48. [IF 1,842 - 2012 Thomson Reuters]

  • Formiga, N., Sintra, C. & Lopes, P. (in press 2014). Modelo empírico entre busca de sensação e as variações do delinquir em brasileiros. Psicologia Argumento (PUCPR. Online), 31, 1-25.

  • Sintra, C., Lopes, P. & Formiga, N. (2011). Conductas antisociais e delitivas e habilidades sociais em toxicodependentes. Psicologia Argumento, 66 (29), 383-399.

  • Lopes, P., Prieto, G., Delgado, A., Gamito, P. & Trigo, H. (2010). Rasch-Modeling the Portuguese SOCRATES in a Clinical Sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24 (2), 355-359.   [2,321 Impact Factor Thomson Reuters 2012.

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SITI w400SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.

CTIP - Technology Intensive Psychology Group

CTIP w400This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).

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