I was trained as a social psychologist at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, in Brazil, at graduate, masters and doctoral levels, with a 1-year PhD internship at the Aix-Marseille University, in France. I am currently Associate Professor at the Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University. I have worked as Visiting Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Psychology of the Federal University of Espírito Santo, having supervised one concluded doctoral thesis and five concluded masters dissertations. I am a member of the Human-Animal Studies Research Group and Social Psychology Research Group at Kingston University. My research is mainly focused on social representations, social psychology of health, human-animal studies, and veganism.
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My previous research focused on the social psychology of health. I investigated social representations and social practices toward alcoholism in Brazilian primary health care services. I conducted a multi-stage action research that aimed to understand and positively change the beliefs and attitudes of health professionals toward men's health. My current research is focused on veganism and the beliefs and attitudes of non-vegans toward the propositions of reducing and ceasing the consumption of animal-derived products.
Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith and Menandro, Paulo Rogerio Meira (2015) O alcoolismo, suas causas e tratemento nas representacoes sociais de profissionais de Saude da Familia = Alcoholism, its causes and treatment in the social representations constructed by Brazilian Family Health professionals. Physis : Revista de Saude Coletiva, 25(4), pp. 1335-1360. ISSN (print) 0103-7331
Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Meireles, Analice Alcantara, Tavares, Kaylla Maria Castro and Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith (2015) Intervencoes Psicossociais para Promocao da Saude do Homen em Unidade de Saude da Familia = Psychosocial interventions to promote Men's Health in Family Health Centers = Intervenciones Psicosociales para la Promocion de la Salud del Hombre en Centros de Salud de la Familia. Psicologia: Ciencia e Profissao, 35(3), pp. 932-945. ISSN (print) 1414-9893
Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith and Menandro, Paulo Rogerio Meira (2015) Polifasia cognitiva nas representacoes sociais do alcoolismo = Cognitive polyphasia in the social representations of alcoholism. Psicologia e Saber Social, 4(2), pp. 224-245. ISSN (online) 2238-779X
Souza, Luiz Gustavo Silva, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith, Couto, Leandra Lucia Moraes, Schimith, Polyana Barbosa and de Lima, Rebeca Panceri (2012) Saude mental na estrategia saude da familia : revisao da literatura brasileira = Mental health in the Family Health Strategy : a review of Brazilian literature. Saude e Sociedade, 21(4), pp. 1022-1034. ISSN (print) 0104-1290