Psychology Doctoral Programme

"The Psychology Doctoral Programme is entitled "Psychology Research Applied to Societal Issues" (PRASI). Its motto is 'Finding Solutions to Contemporary Social Problems', and its philosophy is inspired by George Miller's vision, in which results derived from research in Psychology laboratories must be "donated," i.e. returned to people for the betterment of common well-being."

Scientific Board of the PDP-PRASI

7 reasons to enroll in PDP-PRASI

  • The motto of the Psychology Doctoral Programme (PDP), "Research in Applied Psychology to Social Questions" (PRASI), seeks to find solutions to contemporary social problems
  • This Doctoral Programme is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I. P.) and was evaluated by an international panel of experts who recognize that "the topic of the program is scientifically relevant and has an important role to play in community well-being and social development"
  • The PDP-PRASI provides high quality conditions for the development of innovative research by students
  • A team of highly qualified professors and researchers, recognized in national and international contexts
  • A strong institutional commitment to internationalisation
  • Internationalisation is understood as a means to address the diversity of challenges established by the global community, through sharing knowledge in multicultural or multidisciplinary contexts, contributing to a better world
  • Opportunity for future graduates, simultaneously and under specific conditions (in the framework of co-tutorship agreements), to obtain a double degree (by the most prestigious Brazilian universities), expanding their opportunities of insertion into the Brazilian market

Student testimonies

  • Sónia Rodrigues

  • Samuel Linz

  • Filasteen

Studying at the University of Porto


Post-Graduation Office

Course Direction

Marina Serra Lemos (Director)

Orlanda Cruz (Subdirector)