Paula Vagos

Paula Vagos
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Paula Vagos is an Assistant Professor and researcher in Psychology at Universidade de Aveiro. She mostly investigates social behaviors in adolescence, including social anxiety and avoidance, assertiveness, and aggression. She intends to address the psychological processes underlying psychopathology as well as develop, implement, and assess the efficacy of psychological interventions aimed at those processes, considering both second wave and third wave cognitive therapies. Also, she has a recent interest in mental health stigma and how to overcome in in diverse communities. She has published several works on those subjects, namely regarding psychological assessment, and understanding and promoting adaptive psychosocial functioning in adolescence.

Main 5 publications

Vagos, P., Figueiredo, D., Ganho-Ávila, A., Mayr, A., & Rijo, D. (2023). Remotely delivered Cognitive therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in adolescence: Preliminary efficacy evidence based on changes throughout treatment. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.915677
Alves, F., Figueiredo, D.V., & Vagos, P. (2022). The Prevalence of Adolescent Social Fears and Social Anxiety Disorder in School Contexts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(15) ,12458. doi: 10.3390/ijerph191912458
Alves, F., Figueiredo, D.V., & Vagos, P. (2022). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescence: Preliminary Appraisal Based on a Case Study Approach. Clinical Case Studies, 0(0). doi: 10.1177/15346501221144069
Trindade, I., Vagos, P., Moreira, H., Fernandes, D., & Tyandall, I. (2022). Further validation of the 18-item Portuguese CompACT scale using a multi-sample design: Confirmatory factor analysis and correlates of psychological flexibility. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 22, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2022.06.003
Vagos, P., Ribeiro da Silva, D., & Macedo, S. (2021). The impact of attachment to parents and peers on psychopathic traits of adolescents: A short longitudinal study. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2021.1890020