He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Coimbra. Amongst other roles he has fulfilled, he was President and Vice-President of the Association de Psychologie Scientifique de Langue Française and President of the Portuguese Psychologists Society. His scientific interests are: History of Psychology and Epistemology; motivation and learning theories; personality theories; educational and professional guidance; psychosocial rehabilitation and community development. Amongst other work, he has published the following: Cinco Ensaios sobre Motivação [“Five essays on Motivation”], Coimbra, Livraria Almedina, 2002 (2nd ed.); Tarefa Fechada e Tarefa Aberta. Motivação, Aprendizagem e Acção [“Closed task and open task. Motivation, learning and action”], Coimbra, Coimbra University Press, 1999; Pais, Psicólogos e Professores. Contributos para o desenvolvimento de uma prática relacional nas escolas [“Parents, Psychologists and Teachers. Contributions towards the development of relational practice in schools”], Coimbra, Coimbra Editora, 1996; Mário de Sá-Carneiro na Universidade de Coimbra [“Mário de Sá-Carneiro at the University of Coimbra”], Porto, Fundação Engº António de Almeida,1990; O Laboratório de Psicologia Experimental da Universidade de Coimbra: O primeiro Laboratório de Psicologia em Portugal (1912) [“University of Coimbra’s Experimental Psychology Laboratory: The first Psychology Laboratory in Portugal (1912)”], Coimbra, Instituto de Psicologia Cognitiva, 1999 (in conjunction with Armando Mónica de Oliveira).