Olívia Ribeiro

PhD Student
Social Development Team

Olívia Ribeiro is a PHD student in Developmental Psychology (FCT grant). Her main research interest are associated with the implications of social withdrawal, to adjustment difficulties in social contexts (e.g., peer exclusion and victimization, aggression) and internalizing problems (depression). She is also interested in the relation between loneliness and adolescents’ difficulties in peer relationships. Her research aims to further explore to what extent loneliness is distinct from social withdrawal, identifying different forms of loneliness, as well as the predictors and outcomes of this unpleasant emotional experience.

Supervised at WJCR by: António J. Santos

Main publications

Fernandes, M., Veríssimo, M., Santos, A. J., Ribeiro, O., Vaughn, B. E., Gastelle, M., & Kerns, K. (2020). Measurement Invariance across Mother/Child and Father/Child attachment relationships in two different cultural contexts. Attachment & Human Development. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2019.1710222
Ribeiro, O., Santos, A. J., Freitas, M., Rosado, A., & Rubin, K. (2019). Loneliness in adolescence: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Relational Provisions Loneliness Questionnaire (RPLQ) in a Portuguese sample. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43(5), 457-465. doi: 10.1177/0165025419850893
Freitas, M., Santos, A. J., Ribeiro, O., Daniel, J., & Rubin, K. (2019). Prosocial Behavior and Friendship Quality as Moderators of the Association between Anxious Withdrawal and Peer Experiences in Portuguese Young Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-13 (2783). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02783
Guedes, M., Santos, A. J., Ribeiro, O., Freitas, M., Rubin, K., & Verissimo, M. (2018). Perceived attachment security to parents and peer victimization: Does adolescents’ aggressive behavior make a difference? Journal of Adolescence, 65, 196-206. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.03.017
Daniel, J., Silva, R., Santos, A. J., Cardoso, J., Coelho, L., Freitas, M., & Ribeiro, O. (2017). Perception Accuracy of Affiliative Relationships in Elementary School Children and Young Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-10 (1936). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01936