Manuel Viegas Abreu
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).