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Agnaldo Garcia

Agnaldo Garcia

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I am associate professor at the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology and at the Graduate Program in Psychology, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil. I got my Ph.D. degree in 2001 from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. At present, I supervise Ph.D. and masters students.

I am member of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), National Council for Family Relations (NCFR), Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Interamerican Society of Psychology, and a member of the Editoral Board of "Personal Relationships" (IARR journal).

Other activities include:
Latin American Network for Interpersonal Relationship Research ( - Coordinator
International Scientific Psychology Network ( - Coordinator - Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Psychology
Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships ( - Editor-in-Chief
International Center for Interpersonal Relationship Research, UFES, Brazil ( - President

My main research interests are interpersonal relationships and social networks with emphasis on friendship and cooperation.

Currently, I am investigating intercultural and international friendships and international scientific cooperation.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Sociology, Social Networks

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Topics in Development
  • Advanced Topics in Psychosocial Processes
  • Complementary Studies in Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Agnaldo Garcia
Department of Social Psychology and Development
Federal University of Espirito Santo
Av. Fernando Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras
29075-910 Vitória - ES

  • Phone: 55-27-3243-4493
  • Fax: 55-27-3335-2501

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