Centro de Investigação em Psicologia

Welcome to the Research Center in Psychology web page at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa



The Centre for Research in Psychology – CIP-UAL , functioning since 2001-2002 , was created under the Department of Psychology and Sociology .

Over the years has developed research projects and establish protocols with several universities, institutions and/or research units.


In June of 2014, CIP / UAL has been evaluated by  FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology  with the overallrating of Good allowing its accreditation with funding form the agency.

Publishes since 2005 the scientific journal PSIQUE.



Production and divulgation of I&D projects ;

Coordination and promotion of synergies between research centers and research lines already in UAL , adding value to their particular fields;

Provision of services, focusing also on multidisciplinary;

Support for advanced training of human resources, particularly in the context of the evolution of the teaching career and guidance of graduate work;

Organization/participation in seminars, conferences and activities to promote and disseminate research results.

Instruments validation;

Observation and analysis development of therapeutic techniques situations


Research Line: Psychosocial vulnerability and Unstable Contexts

The motivation of the CIP-UAL focuses on the study of individual/groups psychosocial vulnerability which implies an understanding of contexts bio-psycho-socio-anthropologic and noetic contexts, that influences the person’s/group behavior and way-of-being-in-world in a positive or negative way. The research focused on the different aspects ofvulnerability and its triggering factors and/or protectors, increases the capacity for intervention, prevention and enhancement of self-organization conditions and complexity of the social being inserted in a global world.The research line of CIP-UAL is operationalized in two groups in which individual and collective research projects are developed.