Angelo Brandelli Costa

Angelo Brandelli Costa
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul | PUCRS · Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia

MSc, PsyD, PhD
Professor and researcher at the Graduate Programs in Psychology, Social Sciences and Medicine at PUCRS.

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Introduction
Professor at the Graduate Programs in Psychology, Social Sciences and Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) Brazil; researching in the areas of social and health psychology, with emphasis on prejudice, political attitudes, sexuality, gender, HIV / AIDS, and integral health of the LGBTI population.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - March 2016
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2014 - May 2015
City University of New York - Hunter College
Position
  • Research Assistant
March 2013 - December 2015
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
January 2021 - December 2021
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, UNIROMA
Field of study
  • Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination
January 2018 - December 2018
Federal Council of Psychology of Brazil
Field of study
  • Specialist in Social Psychology
January 2015 - December 2017
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Field of study
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq

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Publications (186)
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The aim of this study is to investigate HIV-related healthcare needs and access barriers for Brazilian transgender and gender diverse people. Data were collected from gender identity clinics and the questionnaire was also made available on the Internet. Out of the 543 participants—62.1% (n = 337) transgender women, 28.7 (n = 156) transgender men an...
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Transgender people face unique challenges, such as structural, interpersonal, and individual vulnerabilities to chronic diseases. Stigma and prejudice may hamper their access to health care and prevent their inclusion in the labor market, as well as cause exposition to violence. Labor market exclusion contributes to engagement in survival sex work,...
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Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) has been a central explanatory concept and predictor of sociopolitical and intergroup attitudes over the last decades. Research indicates RWA is formed by the subdimensions of authoritarianism, traditionalism, and conservatism. The objective of this study was to assess the cross-cultural validity of this three-fact...
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Research involving transgender and gender diverse people (TGD) increased in the last years, mostly concerning healthcare associated to this population. Few studies dedicated their analysis to the impact of parental support on transgender people, even though this is an important aspect in creating a safe environment on which these individuals can bu...
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This study was intended to analyze the intersection of experience of sexual stigma low-socioeconomic status, and suicide attempt amongst young Brazilians (11-24 years old). In each of the data collection periods (2004-2006: n=7185; 2010-2012: n=2734), participants completed a questionnaire-based instrument. Network analysis provided support for a M...
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Este artigo examina decisões judiciais criminais do Poder Judiciário do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil), mediante a consideração de manifestações homofóbicas clássicas (fortemente repressivas da diversidade sexual) e modernizadas (caracterizadas por assimilacionismo das diferenças sexuais a padrões familistas tradicionais). Empregando o método...
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The themes of sexuality and gender must be addressed at all stages of schooling. However, there is a certain invisibility during childhood, as well as a lack of interventions focused on educators. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a formative intervention about sexuality and gender in teachers of Early Childhood Education, in relati...
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Resumo: A teoria do estresse de minorias se propõe a explicar os prejuízos de saúde de grupos minoritários de sexo e de gênero que são expostas a estruturas sociais estigmatizan-tes a partir de três processos: estigma imposto, homonegatividade internalizada e ocultação da identidade sexual. A literatura brasileira mostra que essas minorias têm mais...
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O presente artigo se propõe a discutir teoricamente de que forma os discursos relativos ao conceito de gênero e de sexualidade atravessam e são reproduzidos no que tange à pauta da educação no Brasil. Este trabalho parte da posição que a escola possui uma função política fundamental – a formação de cidadãos – embora também enfrente um momento de te...
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This cross-sectional study investigated whether depression, self-esteem, and resilience (mental health indicators) are associated with some psychological features of sexuality (sexual fear, sexual anxiety, sexual dissatisfaction, and sexual body image worries) in a sample of 462 transgender men and women from Brazil. Pearson’s correlations were per...
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Preliminary studies indicate that ideologies and worldviews are key in understanding the motivation behind corruption. Yet, there is no model seeking to explain corrupt intention that incorporates ideology and worldviews as predictors. Our objective was to propose a model integrating ideological factors (social dominance orientation [SDO] and right...
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Transgender and gender-diverse students may experience poorer school outcomes due to a threatening school climate. A rapid review using systematic search found 2,111 studies mentioned LGBTQ + students, but only three were peer-reviewed empirical tests of potential interventions to improve school outcomes among transgender and gender-diverse youth:...
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Correctly recognizing gender identity in population-based surveys is essential to develop effective public health strategies to improve the living conditions of transgender and gender-diverse populations, as well as to adequately collect data on cisgender individuals. This study aims to present the two-step measure as the best strategy for assessin...
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The objective of this article is to discuss gender relations from the perspective of professionals of a Prison Basic Health Staff at a female prison. The speeches of health professionals were analyzed in five matrix support meetings and gender was used as category of analysis. Results were possible to be organized in three subthemes from the main t...
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Objective: To map patterns of behavior of parents and/or caregivers as perceived by their adult children, transgender patients seen through the Programa Transdisciplinar de Identidade de Gênero, and to determine if one parenting style was more prevalent. Design: 82 patients were interviewed by the Parenting Style Inventory. Results: The 82 patients...
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To ensure that public health services provide comprehensive and inclusive health care to the general population, it is important for countries to estimate how many of their citizens experience gender dysphoria and wish to receive specialized hormone treatment or gender-affirming surgery. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of indiv...
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The goal of this paper is to evaluate the human perception regarding geometric features, personalities and emotions in avatars. To achieve this, we used a dataset that contains pedestrian tracking files captured in spontaneous videos which are visualized as identical virtual human beings. The main objective is to focus on individuals motion, not ha...
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Background : Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTQA+) youth have a greater chance of experiencing stressful life events when compared to cisgender heterosexual peers, which can lead to mental health problems. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of mental disorders among LGBTQA+ youths from two large cities in Brazil. Metho...
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Objective: Describe general characteristics of transgender parents, highlight aspects of their relationship with their children and explore experiences with discrimination, while comparing to transgender adults who were not parents. Background: Few studies have investigated families headed by transgender individuals. Even less in contexts where th...
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Correctly recognizing gender identity in population-based surveys is essential to develop effective public health strategies for ameliorating transgender and gender diverse populations' harsh living conditions, as well as to adequately collect data on cisgender persons. The purpose of this study is to present the two-step measure as the best strate...
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In this paper, we investigate the cultural aspects of different populations from video sequences. For that, we proposed a model that considers a series of characteristics of the pedestrians and the crowd, such as distances and speeds and performs the mapping of these characteristics in personalities, emotions, and cultural aspects. The model called...
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Asexual (LGBTQA+) youth have a greater odds of experiencing stressful life events like discrimination and violence when compared to their cisgender heterosexual peers, which can lead to mental health problems. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of mental disorders among LGBTQA+ youths from the 3rd wav...
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A escola pode revelar, entre outras coisas, situações e procedimentos pedagógicos e curriculares relacionados à produção de diferenças e distinções sociais que interfiram na formação e na produção social do desempenho escolar. A Educação de Jovens e Adultos é um sistema de ensino da rede pública no Brasil que oportuniza àqueles que não tiveram aces...
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Purpose: Gender dysphoria (GD) is an incompatibility between biological sex and personal gender identity; individuals harbor an unalterable conviction that they were born in the wrong body, which causes personal suffering. In this context, surgery is imperative to achieve a successful gender transition and plays a key role in alleviating the associ...
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This study aimed to examine psychosocial factors and medical history as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress associated with ruminative thinking in transgender people with gender dysphoria (GD) before undergoing gender affirmation surgery (GAS). This study evaluated 189 participants with GD (111 trans women and 78 trans men) from a s...
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Objective: This study aims to compare the acoustic vocal analysis results of a group of transgender women relative to those of cisgender women. Methods: Thirty transgender women between the ages of 19 and 52 years old participated in the study. The control group was composed of 31 cisgender women between the ages of 20 and 48 years old. A standardi...
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This cross-sectional exploratory study aims to verify associations between condom-protected sex, condom negotiation self-efficacy, self-esteem, and four minority stressors (experiences with misgendering, “passing” concerns, anticipated prejudice, and perceived prejudice) among transgender men (TM) and transgender women (TW). The study participants...
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This paper presents a methodology to detect personality and basic emotion characteristics of crowds in video sequences. Firstly, individuals are detected and tracked, then groups are recognized and characterized. Such information is then mapped to OCEAN dimensions, used to find out personality and emotion in videos, based on OCC emotion models. Alt...
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Harassment is a common problem in many institutions, including academic ones. It creates invisible barriers for attracting and maintaining women and other minorities at academia. In this work, we quantify and qualify this problem in one of the biggest universities of Brazil, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). We applied a spontane...
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Since 2014, the Gender Identity Program (PROTIG) of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA) has been assisting transgender youth seeking gender-affirmative treatment offered at a public health-care service specializing in gender in southern Brazil. This article aims to analyze sociodemographic and clinical data regarding the diagnoses of gender...
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This paper discusses how the construction of citizenship and citizen identities takes place among young students in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Considering that education is responsible for fostering the sense of citizenship, this research asked 209 students from a public high school to write letters to a future Brazilian president and to answer an onlin...
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O estresse de minoria aborda a relação entre preconceito (percebido, antecipado e internalizado) e saúde mental em pessoas pertencentes a grupos minoritários, assim como fatores de proteção aos estressores. Este trabalho avaliou prevalência de sintomas depressivos, ideação suicida e tentativa de suicídio em pessoas trans brasileiras, e sua relação...
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Introduction: Gender dysphoria (GD) is characterized by a marked incongruence between experienced gender and one's gender assigned at birth. Transsexual individuals present a higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders when compared to non-transsexual populations, and it has been proposed that minority stress, i.e., discrimination or prejudice, has...
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O presente artigo se propõe a explorar e discutir as motivações de profissionais da Educação Infantil para a formação e capacitação nas temáticas de sexualidade e gênero. Um questionário foi respondido por 96 participantes e as respostas foram analisadas através da frequência de palavras e de análise temática. Dos resultados emergiram dois principa...
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HIV-related stigma and discrimination lead to poorer mental health, lower levels of healthcare services usage, and less adherence to antiretroviral medications. Due to the overlap of different kinds of stigmas, HIV-positive key populations are the populations that are most susceptible to negative health outcomes. The Stigma Index is an instrument d...
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A prevalência de HIV acomete significativamente a população brasileira. Os homens que fazem sexo com homens (HSH) e as mulheres trans são afetados desproporcionalmente pela epidemia. Evidências indicam maiores atribuições de culpa, controle e responsabilidade para pessoas que se infectam por HIV em situações de sexo desprotegido, especialmente homo...
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This paper evaluated the levels of prejudice against sexual and gender minorities within 28 Brazilian public schools. The sample was of 413 teachers, 97 employees and 1.829 students from 28 public high schools, located in four Brazilian states: Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais, Ceará and Pernambuco. All of them answered a questionnaire with sociodem...
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Este artigo apresenta uma intervenção realizada com crianças do primeiro ano do ensino fundamental de uma escola pública para trabalhar sobre igualdade de gênero e empoderamento de meninas e mulheres a fim de combater as violências contra aqueles/as que não se enquadram nos discursos naturalizados sobre gênero exigidos socialmente. Como instrumento...
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Esse texto pretende fazer uma discussão do conceito de homoafetividade, já desenvolvido em um artigo anterior (COSTA e NARDI, 2015) e sua relação com as políticas de sexualidade no Brasil atual. Fazendo o exercício de aproximar essa discussão às questões do HIV/AIDS. Temos assistido no contexto do novo governo, frases como, “as políticas de HIV não...
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O modelo do Estresse de Minoria (EM) propõe a existência de estressores específicos que levam pessoas lésbicas, gays e bissex-uais (LGB) à posição de maior vulnerabilidade social. O EM é composto por homonegatividade internalizada, a ocultação da sexualidade e as experiências de estigma. Embora o modelo tenha recebido suporte empírico, não há instr...
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Effeminacy and anti-effeminacy are central phenomena for understanding the relationships between gender and sexual orientation among Brazilian gay and bisexual men. The objective of this study is to investigate how effeminacy is related to measures of internalized homophobia, outness, and importance given to partner’s masculinity. This was a quanti...
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Cada vez mais pessoas têm se autocategorizado como parte da direita política no Brasil. Todavia, o aumento no número de membros da direita não foi acompanhado de um aumento de conhecimento acerca do que prediz a autocategorização na direita. Portanto, o objetivo do presente estudo foi investigar os efeitos preditores de duas variáveis historicament...
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This study aims to analyze fathering practices and the meanings attributed to it by imprisoned men. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with twelve fathers, incarcerated in a penal institution located in in southern Brazil. Transcribed data were analyzed through the Critical Discourse Analysis. Results are presented according to two themes: D...
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O presente estudo buscou adaptar a SDO7 para o contexto nacional, propor uma versão reduzida do instrumento, avaliar sua estrutura fatorial e evidências de validade entre grupos. Para tanto, realizou-se coleta de dados online em que participaram 1056 indivíduos de quatro diferentes amostras. Análises fatoriais confirmatórias indicaram os melhores í...
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Anticipated HIV stigma refers to expectations held by individuals regarding social rejection, prejudice, and discrimination if they were ever to be infected by HIV. Much of the prior work on the impact of this anticipated stigma on HIV testing focus on men who have sex with men and transgender women populations, suggesting that higher levels of ant...
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Este estudo qualitativo, de caráter exploratório-descritivo, teve por objetivo discutir a circulação dos familiares dos presos na prisão e na comunidade, bem como refletir sobre a construção desses territórios e o estigma. O procedimento de coleta de informações se deu em dois momentos distintos: o primeiro abarcou observações dos participantes nos...
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Este estudo qualitativo, de caráter exploratório-descritivo, teve por objetivo discutir a circulação dos familiares dos presos na prisão e na comunidade, bem como refletir sobre a construção desses territórios e o estigma. O procedimento de coleta de informações se deu em dois momentos distintos: o primeiro abarcou observações dos participantes nos...
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O estudo, de natureza qualitativa, busca analisar a trajetória de vida de uma professora que atuou na década de 1980 no ensino fundamental na rede pública de Porto Velho, Rondônia, e o seu processo de construção de identidade transexual. Desenvolveu-se um estudo biográfico a partir da compreensão da psicologia social para contribuir na constituição...
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Purpose: The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of each domain of gender affirmation (social, legal, and medical/surgical) on the mental health of transgender and gender non-binary youth. Methods: Three hundred and fifty transgender boys, transgender girls, and gender non-binary Brazilian youth, from 16 to 24 years old, answered an online s...
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Muitos profissionais da Psicologia no Brasil ainda consideram a homossexualidade um transtorno mental ou um desvio daquilo que se consideraria, apesar da ausência de evidências empíricas e dos aspectos bioéticos implicados nestes julgamentos. De acordo com a literatura, esses profissionais frequentemente praticam intervenções que visam mudar ou rep...
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Transgender women and men continue to encounter barriers, motivated by discrimination, in their daily lives and-although much less studied-in achieving a satisfactory career. The objective of this study is to describe transgender women's and men's labor market discrimination. A cross-sectional study was performed using data from 384 participants wh...
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Transgender and gender non-binary youth are particularly vulnerable to tobacco smoking and susceptible to smoking adverse health outcomes. That is, they are in special risk to start smoking and, after starting, they may face worse outcomes when comparing to their cisgender peers. Therefore, the present study aims to evaluate factors associated with...
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Este livro trata de temas complexos: gênero, violência e saúde. Cada uma dessas áreas é um mundo em si mesmo, abrangendo estudos, pesquisas, teorias que se complementam ou se contrapõem, pois são inúmeros os enfoques e os modos de se ver cada aspecto, cada abrangência, cada possibilidade de definição e interpretação. Se separados, esses temas...
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O Índice de Estigma em relação às pessoas vivendo com HIV/AIDS é uma ferramenta para detectar e medir a mudança de tendências em relação ao estigma e à discriminação relacionados ao HIV, a partir da perspectiva das pessoas vivendo com HIV e com AIDS. Iniciado em 2008, o índice é uma iniciativa conjunta da Rede Global de Pessoas Vivendo com HIV (GNP...
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The present study explores data collected in the psychological evaluation of transgender youth and their families who seek healthcare at the Gender Identity Program. Great psychosocial changes mark the transition from infancy to adulthood. Transgender youth may have these aspects of their developmental stage potentialized. A study was conducted wit...
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O estudo é de abordagem qualitativa e busca apresentar, a partir o viés da psicologia social, os desafios e perspectivas de cinco professoras travestis e transexuais que atuam na Educação Básica em escolas públicas do Estado de Rondônia. O artigo apresenta a trajetória de vida escolar e profissional fazendo uma conexão entre a construção da identid...
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Previous studies have found that Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) factors partially mediate the relationship between religiosity and attitudes towards homosexuals. Most of these studies have been conducted in the USA, which has distinct characteristics from countries such as Brazil, which is collectivistic and mostly composed of Catholics. Therefo...
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Este documento é a tradução oficial autorizada das Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People, elaboradas pela American Psychological Association em 2015. O objetivo desta tradução é disponibilizar ao público de profissionais da psicologia do Brasil material científico informado por evidências para subsid...