Vera Pereira

Vera Pereira

Vera Pereira was born in Lisbon in 1981. She has a Ph.D in Evolutionary Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and is also graduated in Clinical Psychology from the same institution.

Her PH.D thesis was about the psychological origins of afterlife beliefs. She applied an evolutionary and interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious thought in line with current work done in the field of Cognitive Science of Religion.

She is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Association for the Study of Mind, an association founded in 2010 in Lisbon with the goal of promoting the study of mind’s nature and functioning from an interdisciplinary perspective, considering diverse approaches such as: philosophical, scientific, artistic and religious.

Her research skills include experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques, using software such as NVIVO and SPSS.

Research interests: Levels of self-awareness; Self phenomenology, Techniques for enhancing self-experience; Altered Self and altered self-experience; Mindfulness and self-experience; Mindfulness and mental health; Intuitive mind-body dualistic reasoning, Evolution and ontogenetic development of the Self, Theory of Mind, Social Cognition, Cognitive Science of Religion, Evolutionary psychology.

At IFILNOVA - FCSH-UNL she is dedicated to research on the following topics: Self and Consciousness and Philosophy of Psychiatry and Mental Ilness. She has also been working on the Sarsaw project in IFILNOVA..

Publications:

Pereira, V. (Forthcoming). Mindfulness and self-experience: no-self consciousness or empty-self consciousness? In J. Gonçalves & A. Gerner (Eds.) The Altered Self and Altered Self-Experience.

Pereira, V. (2012). Origens psicológicas das crenças na vida após a morte: aplicação de uma perspectiva evolutiva ao estudo do pensamento religioso. (Dissertação de Doutoramento). Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa.

Pereira, V., Faísca, L., & Sá-Saraiva, R. (2012). Immortality of the Soul as an Intuitive Idea: Towards a psychological explanation of the origins of afterlife beliefs. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 12, 101-128

Selected communications:

Pereira,V., Gonçalves,J., Ramalho,D., Sousa, L., & Fonseca, J. (2014, Março). Conceito de Self na Filosofia, Psicologia e Neurociências: Resultados preliminares de um estudo qualitativo. Ciclo de conferências 2014, ISPA-Instituto Universitário, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V., Hipólito, I., & Gonçalves, J. (2014, Março). Self as Other, Others as Selves: ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ as mutually dependent concepts. Self and Social (International workshop), IFILNOVA, FCSH-UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2014, Fevereiro). Levels of self-awareness and modalities of self-referential processing: Between Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience. Neurophilosophy, Self, and Brain (International workshop), IFILNOVA, FCSH-UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2013, Novembro). Autismo: uma perturbação do Self? Comunicação apresentada no seminário do Internato de Psiquiatria, coordenado pelo Prof. Doutor Cabral Fernandes, numa parceira com o projecto "Fundamentos Cognitivos do Si" IFL, FSCH-UNL. Hospital Júlio de Matos, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2013, Janeiro). Self-consciousness and psychological distress: the dark side of objective self-awareness. Comunicação oral apresentada no Workshop “Alterações da Experiência de Si” realizado no âmbito do projecto “Fundamentos cognitivos do Si” no Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

Events

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EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2017, 10:30 - 18:00

January 26, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade"

Susana Viegas, "Looking is walking": Percursos imaginários, montagem e espaço

January 25, 2018

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Force of Law", F. Schauer

December 13, 2017

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

I Biennale Nietzscheana - "Nietzsche e as artes / Nietzsche and the Arts"

First meeting of the Research Group "HyperNietzsche" - Public Conference

November 15, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH