Upcoming events

Date (dd/mm/year)
Venue Speaker Format Title
11/11/19, 18/11/19, 25/11/19
ISCTE-IUL Sofia Frade
Workshop Introduction to E-Prime
FP-UL Rui Mata
(University of Basel)
Talk The Risk Tribes (translated)
ICS-UL Cícero Pereira
(ICS-UL; Univ. Federal Paraíba)
Talk The "Vira-Lata Complex" and its Social Psychology (translated)
ISCTE-IUL Michael Murray
(Keele University)
Talk Activist Stories: Narrative accounts and narrative analysis.


No conferences scheduled at the moment.

Talks, Seminars and Workshops

Introduction to E-Prime

Speaker: Sofia Frade (LAPSO, ISCTE-IUL)
Date and time: 11/11/19, 18/11/19, 25/11/19; 17h00m-20h00m
Venue: ISCTE-IUL; D0015 - LAPSO
Format: Workshop
Registration: Please email the speaker,Sofia Frade, to register or find out more.

E-Prime is a software that allows to design and program experimental tasks, and to collect and analyze data.

The workshop will be divided in three hands-on sessions, with tutorials, demonstrations, and practical exercises. We will review its main features and discuss the advantages of using this software.

To ensure an optimal learning experience, the workshops are limited to around 16 participants.

The Risk Tribes (translated)

Speaker: Rui Mata (University of Basel)
Date and time: 19/11/19; 14h00m
Venue: FP-UL; Room 7
Format: Talk
Registration:No registration required

Abstract (translated):
In 1957, Lee Cronbach distinguished between two tribes in psychology, the experimental psychologists and the correlational psychologists. Six decades after, this split in psychology is still perceptible, and the preference for risk construct ("risk preference" or "risk attitude") is a good example of that. Until now, two tribes used their favorite measures, to know, behavioral tasks (e.g., choices between two lotteries) and self-reports (e.g., items or scales which question people directly about their propensity to take risks), and arrived to different conclusions regarding the existence of a global trait for risk propensity and its relation with demographic variables, such as sex or age. I propose to obtain a global vision of risk propensity presenting meta-analysis and some key-studies about 1) temporal stability, 2) convergent validity and 3) predictive validity of several risk propensity measures. The results can be summarized thusly: Self-report measures, but not behavioral tasks, suggest risk preference can be thought of as global psychological trait and moderately stable (for decades) and, thusly, as an important variable to consider in psychological and economical theories which try, for example, to make predictions about personal decisions about health, finances, or politics. These results have implications for our theories about risk and reveal that psychology's tribes need to reinforce their collaboration to better understand the mechanisms which lead to individual differences and appetite for risk across the life-span.

The "Vira-Lata Complex" and its Social Psychology (translated)

Speaker: Cícero Pereira (ICS-UL; Univ. Federal Paraíba)
Date and time: 22/11/19; 15h00m
Venue: ICS-UL; Multipurpose Room
Format: Talk
Registration:No registration required

Activist Stories: Narrative accounts and narrative analysis.

Speaker: Michael Murray (School of Psychology - Keele University)
Date and time: 28/11/19; 15h30m
Venue: ISCTE-IUL; C1.03 Auditorium, Building II
Format: Talk
Registration: Please email Marco Rego ISCTE-IUL's Psychology PhD programme manager to register or find out more.

Community action is concerned with various forms of local activity designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged, oppressed and marginalised groups. This session considers written and oral narrative accounts of community action and different forms of narrative analysis. The aim is to explore how the identity of these activists is constructed in social exchange and to consider the social representations of community in the narrative accounts.