The research group Prejudice, Vulnerability and Psychosocial Processes belongs to the Post Graduation Program in Psychology of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The group emphasizes studies about psychology of prejudice, mainly with social cognition and minority stress models, and its relations with psychosocial processes such as education and health. Furthermore, the PVPP Group aims to study how discrimination affects health and illness process, especially those related to mental health and STIs.

The research and intervention subjects are: studies about vulnerable populations regarding markers such as gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, migratory status, social class, among others; prejudice and discrimination assessment, instruments of research; systematic reviews; epidemiological and historical studies; and the use of experimental techniques in social psychology and health, with the use of vignettes

Research Topics

  • Assessment of social attitudes and the impacts on psychosocial processes
  • Development and assessment of interventions for attitude change
  • Vulnerability and health and illness processes


Coordinator: Prof. Angelo Brandelli Costa

ORCID iD icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0742-8152

Doctoral Students

Juliana Ledur Stucky Currículo-Lattes

Thais Blankenheim Currículo-Lattes

Marina Valentim Brasil  Currículo-Lattes

Ana Maria Bercht  Currículo-Lattes

Caroline Gonçalves Nascimento Currículo-Lattes

Felipe Vilanova de Gois Andrade Currículo-Lattes

Post-doctoral Students

Cristiana Pereira de Carvalho

Lucas Henriques Viscardi http://lattes.cnpq.br/3962952991649596

Master’s Students

Letícia de Oliveira Rosa http://lattes.cnpq.br/0223432317277568

Tatiana Otto Stock http://lattes.cnpq.br/7021681065511803

Danglar Machado Duarte Goulart http://lattes.cnpq.br/6568564869847639

Rubens Monteiro de Melo http://lattes.cnpq.br/4091975706089799

Patrícia Menezes Visentin http://lattes.cnpq.br/7734902104955363

Undergraduate Assistants  

Isabela Alencastro Kother http://lattes.cnpq.br/6309009908515661

Isadora Graeff Bins Ely http://lattes.cnpq.br/7715740165135431

Leonardo Mello Garcia dos Santos http://lattes.cnpq.br/2661453394888867

Letícia Pessoa da Silva Currículo-Lattes

Luísa Machado Mendes http://lattes.cnpq.br/7347410151705025

Marina Feijó Currículo-Lattes

Victoria Silva da Rosa http://lattes.cnpq.br/7769245633396327

Murilo Martins da Silva http://lattes.cnpq.br/5978425162928424

Stéphanie da Selva Guimarães http://lattes.cnpq.br/4871125646710828

Fabiana Garbachi de Oliveira Mendes Ouriques http://lattes.cnpq.br/3738718716820450

Milena Gelain http://lattes.cnpq.br/4953363771184548

Natália Prestes Velasque Pires http://lattes.cnpq.br/9550343681902236

Laura Silveira Sainz http://lattes.cnpq.br/4971085068313290


Andressa Botton Currículo-Lattes

Anna Martha Vaitses Fontanari Currículo-Lattes

Fernando Martins de AzevedoCurrículo-Lattes

Gabriel Bigarella Zugno http://lattes.cnpq.br/5318712560540544

Hellena Bonocore Morais Currículo-Lattes

Ítala Raymundo Chinazzo Currículo-Lattes 

Jean Jesus Santos http://lattes.cnpq.br/4129049760402343

Kary Jean Falcão http://lattes.cnpq.br/3297445627196272

Mozer de Miranda Ramos http://lattes.cnpq.br/4025197499682330

Nathalia Amaral Pereira de Souza Currículo-Lattes

Paola Fagundes Pase Currículo-Lattes

Ramiro Figueiredo Catelan Currículo-Lattes

Sabrina Daiana Cúnico Currículo-Lattes

Co-orientation Students

Damião Soares de Almeida Segundo http://lattes.cnpq.br/4420300435120136

Victor Flávio de Andrade Araújo http://lattes.cnpq.br/6758038617446708

Contact us:

E-mail: angelo.costa@pucrs.br
Phone: (0 55 51) 3320.3500 – ex. 7745

Ipiranga Av. 6681
Post Graduation Program in Psychology
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
Building 11 – 9th Floor – Room 933
Porto Alegre/RS – Brazil
CEP 90619-900