Department of Psychology
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
I am a researcher in the Centre for Research in Human Development at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. Originally from Brazil, I received my B.A. in Linguistics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2005; completed my M.A. in Developmental Psychology at the same institution in 2007 and received my Ph.D. in Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. My research focuses primarily on cognitive judgments and decision-making. I am also interested in understanding people’s belief systems from a cognitive perspective. More specifically, I investigate how feelings of uncertainty and modes of thinking affects the way people judge the efficacy of actions, including supernatural and ritualistic actions.
I also have interest in quantitative analysis. I teach undergraduate-level classes on statistical analysis, and work as statistical consultant for students and researchers. My work covers everything from basic statistical models to advanced multivariate, SEM, Bayesian and non-parametric models.