Ana Figueiredo

Ana Figueiredo

Present position:

Postdoc researcher at the Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

Joint postdoc with the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Chile. Since January 2015

Previous positions:

Postdoc researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Santiago, Chile. October 2014 to December 2014.

Postdoc researcher for the project “ReSAurSE – Reviewing social auditing practices to combat exploitative brokering in Southern Europe”, Targeted Calls for the Prevention of and fight against crime ISEC, Trafficking of Human Beings, University of Coimbra, Portugal. September 2013 to August 2014.

Junior researcher for the project “SAFIRE: Scientific approach to formulate indicators and responses to radicalisation”, 7th Framework Programme Funding, European Commission, University of Coimbra, Portugal. June 2012 to August 2013.

Education and training:

PhD in Social Psychology, 2012 (European PhD awarded by the University of Coimbra; joint PhD between the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Master’s Degree in Social Psychology, 2007 (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

  • Intergroup relations
  • Representations of history
  • Representations of colonialism
  • Emotions
  • Acculturation
  • Collective action
  • Cultural diversity

Book Chapters:

Figueiredo, A. M., Valentim, J. P., Licata, L., & Doosje, B. (2013). The past and the present (re)visited: War veterans’ social representations of the Portuguese colonial war. In R. Cabecinhas & L. Abadia (Eds.), Narratives and social memory: Theoretical and methodological approaches (pp. 76-91). Retirado de



Silfver-Kuhalampi, M., Figueiredo, A., Sortheix, F., & Fontaine, J. (2015) Humiliated self, bad self or bad behavior? The relations between moral emotional appraisals and moral motivation, Journal of Moral Education, 44(2), 213-231. doi:

Figueiredo, A. M., Valentim, J. P., & Doosje, B. (2015). To long to compensate? Time perceptions, emotions and compensation for colonial conflicts (Brief Report). Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(3), 500-504. doi:

Figueiredo, A., Doosje, B., & Valentim, J. P.,  (2015). Group-based compunction and anger: Their antecedents and consequences in relation to colonial conflicts. International Journal of Conflict and Violence. urn:nbn:de:0070-ijcv-2015125. First published August 28, 2015.doi:

Figueiredo, A. M., Valentim, J. V., & Doosje, B. (2014). Theories on intergroup relations and emotions: A theoretical overview. Psychologica, 57(1), 7-33. doi:‑2_1

Figueiredo, A. M., & Silva, J. (2014). The abortion referendum in Portugal: The influence of psychosocial variables in the voting intentions and behaviour of Portuguese youth. Contention: The multidisciplinary journal of social protest, 2(1), 5-24.

Valentim, J. P., Forte, T., & Figueiredo, A. M. (2013). Psychosocial explanations in research articles in Psychology: The Portuguese case and comments to Torres & Neves. Estudos de Psicologia, 18(1), 13-16. doi:

Figueiredo, A. M., Valentim, J. P., & Doosje, B. (2011). A shared past and a common future: The Portuguese colonial war and the dynamics of group-based guilt. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(1), 163-171. doi:

Figueiredo, A. M., Doosje, B, Valentim, J. P., & Zebel, S. (2010). Dealing with Past Colonial Conflicts: How Perceived Characteristics of the Victimized Outgroup Can Influence the Experience of Group-Based Guilt. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 4(1), 89-105.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Departmental Seminar – Ana Figueiredo 1.5 Hours 9 January 2018
Department Seminar – Ana Figueiredo 1.5 Hours 18 October 2016
Department Seminar – Ana Figueiredo 1.5 Hours 17 November 2015


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