Department of Psychology
The University of Alabama
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Alabama. 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 interested in understanding people’s belief systems from a cognitive perspective. I investigate how feelings of uncertainty and modes of thinking affects the way people judge the efficacy of actions, including ritualistic actions. I also have interest in quantitative analysis. I teach both undergraduate and graduate-level classes on statistical analysis. My expertise ranges from basic statistical models to advanced multivariate, SEM, Bayesian and non-parametric models.