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Research Centres - CPUP - Center for Psychology at University of Porto

Its mission is to produce psychological research to the highest international standards of quality and to develop evidence-based interventions and resources to promote the well-being of individuals, groups and communities and to contribute to a diverse and socially just society.

Banner of the Areas of the Psychology Centre of U.Porto

The Centre counts with seven lab facilities supporting five Research Groups that conduct basic and applied research on main psychological and social dimensions of human life:

  • Culture, Normativity and Diversity (Social Psychology Lab & Work Psychology Atelier).
  • Development and Education (Centre for Educational Psychology and Child Education).
  • Relational Dynamics, Change Processes and Well-Being (Psychotherapy Lab & Psychosocial Rehabilitation Lab).
  • Neurocognition and Language (Speech Lab).
  • Human Sexuality (Sexlab).

The Groups participate in international networks and bring together complementary methods, techniques, and expertise. Though specialized in their thematic topics, the Groups interact over research projects of common interest that try to answer to UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Its mission driven by current challenges also translates into the Centre closely collaborating with other stakeholders, including educational institutions, health facilities, NGOs and other civil actors, local and national authorities. The fruitful collaborations grant the Centre a broad-scale platform to develop, assess and implement meaningful psychological interventions on diverse domains; to advocate for diversity and social justice; and to impact policy making.

Centro de Psicologia da Universidade do Porto


CPUP - Psychology Centre of Porto University

Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto

Alfredo Allen Street, s/n
4200-135 - Porto - Portugal

Responsible: Maria Paula Mena de Matos

Room: FPCE107
Time table: 9h30 - 12h00 / 14h30 - 17h30 (Monday to Friday)
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: (+351) 220 400 617