biography


I was born in Lisbon, Portugal, where I completed my B.A. in Psychology at ISPA. After obtaining a MSc at the University of Exeter, I moved to the University of St. Andrews where I completed my PhD in Social Psychology. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social Intervention (CIS-ISCTE, Portugal).

My work has focused on social identification as an important resource for the well-being of those who face inequalities in our societies. In this research I have been interested in the perspective of those who endure discrimination and have focused on (1) the ways in which group identification mitigates the deleterious effects of perceived discrimination; (2) the role of acculturation and social support within these processes; and (3) the impact of different justice perceptions for psychological well-being. More recently, I have been interested in gender stereotypes and their role in determining career decisions and motivation.


publications


Badea, C., Cassidy, C., Boza, M., & Ramos, M. R. (2011). War against smokers: The effects of smokers’ group identification. International Review of Social Psychology, 24, 63-81.


Correia, I., Alves, H., Sutton, R., Ramos, M. R., Gouveia-Pereira, M., & Vala, J. (in press). When do people derogate or psychologically distance from victims? Belief in a just world and ingroup identification. Personality and Individual Differences.


Ramos, M. R., Cassidy, C., Reicher, S., & Haslam, S. A. (in press). A longitudinal investigation of the rejection-identification hypothesis. British Journal of Social Psychology.


Ramos, M. R. & Alves, H. (in press). Portuguese adaptation of a multidimensional scale of identification. Psicologia.


research reports


Ramos, M. R., Cassidy, C., Reicher, S., & Haslam, S. A. (2010). International students in the UK: friendship networks and their impact on well-being. Research Report, PTA-026-27-2092. Swindon: ESRC.


Ramos, M. R., Cassidy, C., Reicher, S., & Haslam, S. A. (2010). International students in the UK: perceiving discrimination, adaptation, and well-being. Research Report, PTA-026-27-2092. Swindon: ESRC.