Angelo Brandelli Costa

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Medicine and Health Sciences Graduate Program Psychology Graduate Program Sociology and Political Science Graduate Program


Professor of the Graduate Program in Psychology and the Graduate Program in Social Sciences, and of the Graduate Program in Medical Sciences and Health Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) and coordinator of the Group Research Center Prejudice, Vulnerability and Psychosocial Processes. Graduated in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), specialist in Social Psychology and Health Psychology (CFP), Master in Social and Institutional Psychology (PPGPSI/UFRGS), PhD in Psychology (PPGPSICO/UFRGS) and with postdoctoral internship at PPGPSICO/UFRGS. He was visiting professor at the University of Rome Sapienza (CAPES PRINT), teaching subjects at the University of Trento and at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Internationalen UDE Gastdozierendenprogramm). He is currently an associate researcher at the Gender Identity Program at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA); He served as a consultant to several United Nations agencies. He is editor-in-chief of Trends in Psychology, associate editor of PLOS ONE and Scientific Research, and member of the editorial board of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Psychology & Sexuality, and Interamerican Journal of Psychology.). Conducts research in the areas of social and health psychology, with an emphasis on prejudice and social attitudes, sexuality, gender and HIV/AIDS.

Areas of interest


Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Medical Practice

- Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Medical Practice

- Technological Innovations in the Health Area


- Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry


- Psychosocial Processes: Practices and contexts

Society and Democracy

- Diversity, generations and daily life

Research Structures

Research Group

- Prejudice, vulnerability and psychosocial processes