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Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Psicologia

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Investigação e de Intervenção Social [PSY-LVT-Lisboa-3125] visitada em 03/01/2008

Classificação: Excellent

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The evaluation of this unit is easy because all the members of the panel were astounded by its quality. It would be difficult to find many units of this quality anywhere in Europe or in the USA. This unit is exemplary be it in terms of organization, coherence, teaching, training of graduate students, internationalization of the teams, number of publications and recruitment of researchers. Moreover, it is striking to see how well the research covers both applied and fundamental areas.
The unit covers three fields: organizational, environmental psychology, and intergroup relations. The three groups have common and specific training, with outside specialists coming to give up-to-date classes (in data analysis for instance). Each one has close links with foreign labs or teams. There is also a remarkable exchange of students. Several areas hire (high quality) foreign post-doctoral students. And some of these post-doctoral researchers now have a formal position in the institution; this helps the groups to take into account different perspectives. Finally, the number of “real” international publications in high-quality journals has no comparison with any other laboratory in the country. It is obvious that the strategy of the unit will attract an increasing number of Portuguese and foreign researchers.
We had the opportunity to meet and discuss with the large number of graduate (and post-graduate) students. It was like discussing with colleagues.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Group Processes, Social Cognition and Intergroup Relations/GCIR [RG-PSY-LVT-Lisboa-3125-745]
NIPO/WOP - Work & Organizational Psychology Research Group [RG-PSY-LVT-Lisboa-3125-1835]
Quality of Social Life: Health, Environment and the Community [RG-PSY-LVT-Lisboa-3125-1834]