E-mail: mauro dot bianchi at ulusofona dot pt

Mauro Bianchi is a senior researcher at COPELABS, CTIP, and Associate Professor of ULHT. He received his PhD from the International Graduate College “Conflict and Cooperation between Social Groups” at Friederich-Schiller-Universität in Jena (Germany).  His research focuses on intergroup relations and stereotyping. Currently he is interested in the automatic activation of social knowledge and its consequences for intergroup behavior (e.g., approach/avoidance motor responses towards members of social groups).  



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Ph.D., Area, Social Psychology, International Graduate College, Friederich-Schiller-Universität Jena,
2002 M.A., Area: Organizational and Social Psychology, Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Italy


Working Experience


2014 - Assistant Professor, ULHT, Lisbon and Senior Researcher at Copelabs
2008-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon
2011-2013 Invited Teacher in ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon


Main Research Interests


Coordinator of the Master in Social and Organizational Psychology.

Member of the “Conselho Pedagogico” of the EPCV

Rapporteur of the Ethic Committee of the EPCV






Current Projects


Project "Gender and gender identity representations on the web across EU-countries" with Anne Maass (University of Padova), Andrea Carnaghi (University of Trieste), and Fabio Del Missier (University of Trieste); 

Project: “Effects of derogatory terms on gender self-categorization”; with Andrea Carnaghi (University of Trieste), Fabio Fasoli (CIS-IUL), and Elizabeth Collins (CIS-IUL)

Project: "Effect of imagined physical contact on intergroup biases”, with Andrea Carnaghi (University of Trieste) and Valentina Piccoli (University of Trieste).


Some Previous Projects






Organizations and Psychology in International Context / Organizações e Psicologia em Contextos Internacionais 

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Thesis Supervision


  • MSc Advisorship

·Ana Silvia Santos Cruz Castiajo, The impact of organizational identity on job related stress, Master in Social and Organizations Psychology, UHLT – Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT (ongoing).

·Liliana Neto, “Negative stereotypes of the “recent graduates” as a predictor of turnover: Organizational commitment as a mediator variable”, Master in Social and Organizations Psychology, UHLT – Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT, 2013/2014 (ongoing).

·  Luís Morgado,  PO fit and job satisfaction: The role of organizational identification”, Master in Social and Organizations Psychology, UHLT- Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT, 2013/2014 (concluded in 2015)

·Rosa Fernandes, “The impact of organizational values on stress management: The role of organizational identification”; Student:; Master in Social and Organizations Psychology,”UHLT Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT, 2013/2014 (concluded in September 2015).

·Teresa Varela, “Perception of facial expression in drug users: The role of stigma”; Student: Master in Social and Organizations Psychology, UHLT - Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT, 2013/2014 (delayed).

·Teresa Nascimento “The stigma of tuberculosis: Perception of emotions in facial expression by patients in treatment”; Master in Psychology of Intercultural Relations, ISCTE‐IUL - Supervisor: Mauro Bianchi, ULHT, 2013/2014 (concluded in 2015)






C-BRAIN MeetingsIn 2015/2016, the C-BRAIN (COPELABS BRAINstorming) meetings occur monthly, Tuesdays, 14h00-15h30, COPELABS, room U.0.10, ground floor of Building U, University Lusofona. C-BRAINs are motivated by the interdisciplinary nature of COPELABS, and are intended to assist in creating sinergies and giving rise to new ideas, in contexts where Informatics meets Psychology.


Our up-to-date list of events. Interdisciplinary meetings, workshops, and much more!

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Latest Research

ummOur scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.

SITI - Informatics Systems and Technologies Group

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).

NEMPS PhD Programme

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