Marília Fernandes

Integrated Member
Social Development Team

Marília Fernandes graduated in Educational Psychology (five-year degree) at ISPA and holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology (FCT grant). She is a co-author in several national and international peer reviewed journals and presented papers on international conferences, relating to Developmental Psychology. She has taught undergraduate courses in Research Methods and Developmental Psychology.  
Her main research interests are attachment relationships during infancy and childhood. Specifically, how these relationships relate with several outcomes of social and emotional child development. She is also interested in advanced statistics and attended several courses on the topic.

Main 5 publications

Fernandes, M., Veríssimo, M., Santos, A. J., Ribeiro, O., Vaughn, B. E., Gastelle, M., & Kerns, K. A. (2020). Measurement invariance across mother/child and father/child attachment relationships. Attachment & human development, 1–19. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/14616734.2019.1710222
Fernandes, M., Verissimo, M., Santos, A. J., Fernandes, C., Antunes, M., & Vaughn, B. E. (2019). Preschoolers’ secure base script representations predict teachers’ ratings of social competence and externalizing behavior. Attachment & human development21(3), 265–274. doi:10.1080/14616734.2019.1575549
Monteiro, L., Fernandes, M., Torres, N., & Santos, C. (2017).  Father’s involvement and parenting styles in portuguese families: The role of education and working hours. Análise Psicológica, 35, 513-528. doi:10.14417/ap.1451
Daniel, J.R., Santos, A. J., Antunes, M., Fernandes, M., & Vaughn, B. (2016) Co-evolution of Friendships and Antipathies: A Longitudinal Study of Preschool Peer Groups. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1509), 1-13. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01509
Roque, L., Veríssimo, M., Oliveira, T., Fernandes, M., Rebelo, A., & Oliveira, R. (2015) Relationships between diurnal adrenocortical activity, children’s attachment security and mothers’ attachment representations. Análise Psicológica, 33, 361-372. doi: 10.14417/ap.1012