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  • The Psychosocial Processes research line includes the study of psychosocial processes related to identity, communication processes, gender, family and marital relationships, interpersonal relationships, prejudice, violence and their interconnections with cultural contexts.

  • The Development and Learning Processes research line includes the study of development processes, functional and adaptive processes of human and animal behavior, typical and atypical learning and development processes, affectivity, social interactions, cognition and morality.

  • The line of research Social Psychology and Health includes the study of health and illness processes, in their articulations with the socio-cultural context, training and professional practice in the health area and the health intervention processes.

The Postgraduate Program in Psychology is based at the Center for Humanities and Natural Sciences of the Federal University of Espírito Santo. With a long history of distinction in postgraduate education that dates back to 1992, the program has awarded master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees with a steady increasing number of applicants from Brazil and other Latin American countries. At the cutting edge of excellence in Psychology research, it offers training for higher education professor and researchers and prepares high level specialized personnel to work in psychology and related fields, within the public and private sectors.

The Postgraduate program in Psychology comprises three lines of research, one of which must be chosen upon admission:
SocialPsychology and Health
Developmental and Learning Processes
Psychosocial Processes.

The program is based in Vitória-ES, offering the course of PhD in Psychology since 2000 e the course of MA in Psychology since 1992 and has an academic qualification profile certified by CAPES, receiving 5 on its last evaluation.

The program already has 408 masters and 155 doctors and counts with 150 students regularly enrolled, being 92 in the masters and 58 in the doctorate.

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