Theme 6 - Psychosocial dynamics in the inclusion/exclusion processes in different fields of human life


The theme of this project is inclusion-exclusion in its various forms. The objective is to consolidate a network of academic cooperation with foreign researchers that investigate psychosocial aspects of this phenomenon, thus expanding the contribution of research on the Brazilian reality. The confluence between Psychology and social problems encourages a broad debate on the following questions: (a) what is the epistemological and practical contribution of Psychology to the promotion of democracy and Human Rights? (b) What is the contribution of Psychology to understanding and coping with social exclusion? Several fields of psychology contribute to answering these questions. The Graduate Program in Psychology (PPGPSI) has conducted research and intervention initiatives aimed at promoting social inclusion in families, communities, schools, governmental organizations and NGOs. Among the themes explored are mental health, domestic and school violence, socio-emotional and neurocognitive development in children in risky contexts, school and university stay, paths of juvenile offenders and socioeducational measures, insertion in the world of work, the uses of new technologies, prejudice and discrimination, among others. The internationalization actions contribute to the qualification of these initiatives, and this proposal will expand the international cooperation established in recent years. The topic is comprehensive, crosscutting and interdisciplinary. We emphasize the psychological perspective only to highlight the specific contribution that we intend to offer in the interaction with partners in the field of Anthropology, Health Sciences, Communication, Social Sciences, Community Health and Philosophy. The research resulting from this proposal will be structured under the following thematic axes: (a) implications in the developmental processes (cognitive, affective, behavioral) in situations of social exclusion; (b) analysis of the institutionalized mechanisms of exclusion/inclusion in different contexts (family, school, health and social services, work organizations) and their consequences to health, well-being and performance of individuals and groups; (c) discussion on the psychosocial mechanisms of inclusion / exclusion considering the new formats of sociability in the world; (d) analysis of the psychosocial processes involved in the construction, development, maintenance, and overcoming of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination.


To raise the level of internationalization on the theme psychosocial dynamics in theinclusion/exclusion processes in different fields of human life


We will seek to raise the level of internationalization of research and postgraduate training related to this subject by supporting the means that favor the international circulation of knowledge. These include, inter alia, support for publication in foreign languages, in particular in English; support for doctoral internships abroad in the form of doctorate sandwich scholarships; support for the stays and missions of our researchers in the research centers abroad with which the theme is developed; attraction of researchers with internationalized experience for visits and stays at the Universidade Federal da Bahia .

Países Envolvidos

  • Germany
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • The United States
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • India
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • The United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay

Programas Participantes