Germano Vera Cruz

Germano Vera Cruz
Université de Picardie Jules Verne | UPJV · Département de Psychologie

PhD
Professor (full) of Psychology

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Introduction
Germano Vera Cruz is Professor (full) of Psychology and Data Scientist. Current research fields are Interpersonal Violence, Addiction, Sexuality, and Well-being. The current research subjects are: (1) “Psychosocial, psychopathological, and Neurophysiological determinants of the intimate partner and sexual violence on the perpetrator side”; (2) “Problematic use of smartphone, social media, and on-line dating apps, and cyber-sexuality; Workaholism; Sport ‘addiction’ ”; (3) “Personal metrics"
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - September 2021
Université de Poitiers
Position
  • Analyst
September 2014 - June 2015
Université du Québec à Montréal
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  • Researcher
September 2010 - September 2013
Université Toulouse  II - Jean Jaurès
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  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (45)
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While best practices have been proposed on how to engage men in family planning (FP), the limited options of male hormonal contraceptives (MHC) are a barrier to reaching men as clients of FP programs. The lack of alternative MHC is preventing the global health community from providing holistic reproductive healthcare. A qualitative grounded theory...
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The present study assessed conceptualizations of human rights in Mozambique, a developing country with a history of Portuguese colonization. Participants were 102 Mozambicans adults (females = 48%; mean age was 29.25 years; SD = 9.04). Fifty-one were males and 49 were females. They responded to four kinds of information from realistic human rights...
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Background There is ongoing debate about the importance and the extent to which psychological and psychopathological factors, adverse childhood experience, and socio-demographic characteristics are associated with the development of certain types of rheumatic disease. With the aim of contributing to knowledge on the subject, the present study uses...
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Titre : Représentations du vieillissement normal et pathologique entre la France métropolitaine et le Congo Auteurs : Yannick Gounden, Harmony Duclos, Véronique Quaglino, Mathieu Hainselin, Lucie Hevin, Aurélie Godet, Germano Vera Cruz CRP-CPO, UR UPJV 7273 Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France. La distinction entre le vieillissement...
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Objective: As the clinical trials to develop male contraceptive pills are underway, understanding men’s attitudes towards this contraceptive method is transcendental. This research was conducted to identify the degree of willingness and the determinants to use male contraceptive pill among Spaniard men. Methods: A sample of 402 Spaniards men was pr...
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In sub-Saharan Africa, the increase in pornographic video consumption over the past 15 years might be shaping the sexual practices of the new generation. Using a comprehensive approach, the present study aims to first, measure the prevalence of acts of violence during sex reportedly inspired by pornography (VDSIP) among Mozambican adolescents and y...
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Background: To achieve universal health coverage by 2030, sub-Saharan African countries are planning to develop large scale tele-consultation public health services. However, there is a lack of knowledge regarding the level of peoples’ willingness to use this kind of tele-health services. To address this gap and inform policymakers, the present stu...
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La violence sexuelle est un grave problème de santé publique et de droits humains qui a des conséquences, à court et à long terme, sur la santé physique, mentale, sexuelle et reproductive des victimes. Dans la mesure où la violence sexuelle est un comportement extrêmement prévalant dans tous les contextes sociaux et qu’il s’agit d’un des comporteme...
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The aim of this study is, first, to determine whether in Mozambique men who watch pornographic videos frequently behave more sadistically towards their female partners during sexual intercourse than those who watch pornographic videos relatively infrequently; and secondly, to know if pornography has an influence on men’s sexual behavior towards wom...
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Background: Malaria is one of the most widespread and deadly diseases worldwide and large majority of malaria cases and deaths occurs in Africa. Efforts to develop an effective vaccine against malaria are underway and several vaccine prototypes are on different clinical trial phases. Objective: As many sub-Saharan African countries have shown inte...
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Objective: Given the possibility of a male contraceptive pill in the near future, understanding men’s attitudes towards this contraceptive method is crucial, especially in high-risk populations with limited access to education. This research was conducted to identify the determinants of Mozambican men’s willingness to use a contraceptive pill when...
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The relationship between empathy and forgiveness was assessed in a sample of Mozambican wives. A sample of 225 wives was presented with 24 vignettes depicting an affair between a husband and a woman. Vignettes were composed of all combinations of three factors: the length of the marriage, the severity of the affair, and the presence and nature of a...
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The aim of this study was to inventory the reasons why people have sex in a Southern African population (Mozambican sample) using the Apter’s metamotivational theory (also called reversal theory) as framework. Data were collected using a locally developed inventory/questionnaire of sexual motives (89 items). A total of 530 Mozambican adults, aged 1...
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This study examines Mozambican citizens’ positions regarding corruption amnesty laws. A series of realistic vignettes was presented to 303 Mozambican adults who were asked to rate the extent to which amnesty applicants deserved to be amnestied, according to three factors: (a) the applicant’s status (e.g. former minister), (b) the amount of money em...
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The study compared the way Mozambican and French people conceptualize romantic love. Two subsamples of 238 Mozambican adults and 250 French adults were presented with 27 cards containing vignettes (scenarios) that described the characteristics of someone’s relationship regarding degree of passion, the degree of intimacy, and degree of commitment. P...
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In the Mozambican socio-cultural context, men’s extramarital sexual relationships are generally deemed acceptable, and women are “recommended” to forgive their husbands’ sexual infidelity. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess to what extent Mozambican women would forgive their husbands in case of an extramarital sexual relationship. The ma...
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Background: In Mozambique, the widow is traditionally required to undergo a cleansing ritual called pita-kufa, which generally involves several sessions of unprotected sexual intercourse with the brother of her deceased husband. This ritual may play a role in the spread of HIV and reveals, to some degree, the subordinate position to which women ar...
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A particularidade deste manual é que os métodos de pesquisa científica nele apresentados são ilustrados com exemplos práticos, concretos e adequados ao contexto africano, em geral, e ao contexto moçambicano, em particular. Aliás, a maiorias das pesquisas apresentadas nos capítulos deste livro foram realizadas em Moçambique. Assim, neste livro, cinc...
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In anticipation of the introduction of the pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs as an additional HIV prevention tool, we mapped the different positions of Mozambicans’ willingness to use it. Overall, 507 adults indicated willingness to use under different conditions varying as a function of perceived susceptibility to and severity of infection, side effe...
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This study aimed at assessing the impact of target faces’ skin tone and perceivers’ skin tone on the participants’ attractiveness judgment regarding a symmetrical representative range of target faces as stimuli. Presented with a set of facial features, 240 Mozambican adults rated their attractiveness along a continuous scale. ANOVA and Chi-square w...
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The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the relative contribution of skin tone and symmetry on judgment of attractiveness regarding female faces. Two hundred and fifteen Mozambican adults were presented with a set of faces, and instructed to rate their degree of attractiveness along a continuous scale. Chi-square, factorial weight analy...
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Este livro representa um trabalho de vulgarização científica baseado numa pesquisa realizada em Moçambique (2008) sobre o impacto da cor da pele na apreciação da beleza física. A divulgação dos resultados dessa pesquisa foi acompanhada de um vasto debate nos meios de comunicação social locais (televisão, rádio, jornais) e uma grande polémica despol...
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Na esperança de oferecer aos estudantes e ao público curioso uma síntese de estudos sobre a sexualidade realizados desde o século XIX aos nossos dias, os objectivos deste livro são: Primeiro, expor os fundamentos epistemológicos e históricos que acompanharam o nascimento e o desenvolvimento da ciência da sexualidade, bem como explicar as diferentes...
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No dia 6 de Dezembro de 2017, foi convidado entanto que escritor franco-moçambicano ao Congresso da Lusofonia e da Francofonia, organizado pelo Instituto do Mundo Lusófono de Paris, para falar da minha experiência como escritor multilinguístico. Nessa ocasião, apresentei um texto intitulado “Inter-entre-cruzamentos linguísticos e criação literária”...
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The study aimed to characterise the conceptualisation of love in Mozambique (a collectivist society) and France (an individualistic society) on three attributes: passion, intimacy, and commitment. The study sample comprised 310 Mozambican adults (females = 57%; age range = 18-64) and 220 French adults (females = 54%; age range = 18-64). They comple...
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L’objectif de cette monographie est, premièrement, de faire une présentation historique du discours, des théories et des principales études qui ont été faites sur la sexualité depuis la Renaissance (fin du XVe siècle) ; deuxièmement, l’objectif de cette monographie est de présenter et/ou de décrire l’évolution de la pratique sexuelle, chez l’être h...
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L’Amour dans les sociétés euro-occidentales vs. l’Amour dans les sociétés de l’Afrique australe (amour individualiste vs. amour communautaire). Dans les sociétés individualistes occidentales, l’amour-passion ou l’amour individualisé est une nécessité d’autant plus impérative qu’il est presque l’unique moyen de satisfaire le désir fondamental inhére...
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La particularité de ce manuel est que les méthodes et/ou les techniques de recherche scientifique qui y sont décrites et expliquées sont illustrées par des exemples concrets, pratiques et, pour la plupart, "exotiques", susceptibles de faire "voyager" le lecteur. En effet, la majorité des recherches présentées dans chaque chapitre de ce livre ont ét...
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Based on a field research work, this monograph consists of four chapters. The first (Human Beings, Culture, Intercultural Relations, and Behavior Related to Politeness) analyzes the theories of and studies on interculturality. The second (The Japanese Students in France) studies the interactions of a group of Japanese students with their French col...
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The purpose of this monograph is, firstly, to present and examine the historical development of the discourse, theories and key studies that have been done on sexuality since the late Middle Age (fourteenth century); secondly, the purpose is to present and analyze the development of human sexual practice, from infancy to adulthood, based on accumul...
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This monograph presents a synthesis of my cross-cultural (Euro-Western societies vs. southern Africa societies) research work on sexuality, love and physical attractiveness. For example, in individualistic and modern Western societies, passionate or romantic love is a necessity and it is all the more imperative because it is almost the only way to...
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The objective of this study is to review the studies measuring the impact of extra-curricular and intra-curricular educational programs designed to reduce the prejudice, verbal, psychological and physical violence against LGBTQ students in secondary schools, and assess the degree of effectiveness of those programs to improve the situation of studen...
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The purpose of this study is to determine the effects that sex knowledge, parent–child attachment, and family characteristics have on intimate relationship satisfaction (consisting of the degree of independence, intimacy, romantic attitude and behaviours, assertive conflict resolution/communication, liberated beliefs of sexual roles and equality of...
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The impacts of skin tone and shape of face on judgment of beauty regarding female faces were assessed and compared. Sixty adolescents and 60 adults living in Maputo, Mozambique or in Toulouse, France were presented with a set of faces, one at a time, and instructed to rate their attractiveness (in terms of beauty) along a continuous scale. Skin ton...
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The purpose of this study was to discover the motives why certain Mozambican women from high socio-economic status and with high educational level involve in multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships (MCP). Using convenience sampling method, 28 women living in the two Mozambican main cities (Maputo and Beira) were selected to participate in the s...
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The purpose of this study is to identify the main characteristics of violence against women in the context of a) intimate partner relationships and b) non-partner relationships in Mozambique, using the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2); measure the occurrence during lifetime or the past 12 months, and examine the association between intimate pa...
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Puxa-puxa is the elongation of the labia minora of the genital organs. It is one of the most widespread genital practices among women in Mozambique, and the practice seems to be specific to this country. The motives underlying this practice and its abandonment were examined in a theory-driven way. A total of 616 women currently living in the provin...
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The impacts of skin tone and shape of face on judgment of beauty regarding female faces were assessed and compared. Sixty adolescents and 60 adults living in Maputo, Mozambique or in Toulouse, France were presented with a set of faces, one at a time, and instructed to rate their attractiveness (in terms of beauty) along a continuous scale. Skin ton...
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This research studies proportionality, thinness and smooth skin as cross cultural facial beauty attributes. Participants (N = 450; males = 216, females = 234 ) were college students from three cultural areas: Mozambique (N = 150), Brazil (N = 150) and France (N = 150). They evaluated 25 facial images from real people of a mixed-race background (des...
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Ao escrever este livro, procurei nele resumir de maneira clara, educativa e abrangente todo o conhecimento acumulado pelos especialistas nesta matéria. Fi-lo de forma que o leitor possa encontrar nele respostas a todas, ou pelo menos quase todas, as interrogações que ele se coloca sobre a sexualidade humana. Em primeiro lugar, o livro aborda o tema...
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This study examined the sexual attitudes of Mozambican adults. A total of 301 participants, aged 18 to 41 years (154 males and 147 females), living in the area of Maputo, were presented with the Portuguese version of the sexual attitude scale devised by Hendrick and Hendrick (1987). Data were analyzed using factorial analyses, ANOVA and correlation...
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This study examined skin colour preferences among Mozambican children (N = 500; male = 48% and females = 52%; middle-high SES = 48% and low SES = 52%; mean age = 7.34 and SD = 1.80). The children selected preferred skin hue with the same facial image in colours: dark skinned ('Black'), fairly light skinned ('mixed') and very light skinned ('White')...
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We studied sexual responsibility among Mozambican adults living In the area of Maputo (n=451 ; Mozamblcan age range = 18-35 years; females= 218; males = 233). Participants completed the Sexual Practice/Sexual Responsibility scale (Hendrick & Hendrick, 1987,1995). Data were analyzed using descriptive and ANOVA, factorial analyses and correlation coe...
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The present study compared sexual permissiveness between African adults and European adults. The 301 participants (154 males, 147 females) living in the area of Maputo, Mozambique, and the 309 participants (157 males, 152 females) living in the area of Toulouse, France, were presented with the Portuguese and French versions of 7 permissiveness item...
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Le présent travail a eu comme objectifs étudier les attitudes sexuelles des Mozambicains et des Français en relation avec l'âge, le genre et les croyances religieuses. Pour recueillir les données, nous avons utilisé l'Echelle d'Attitude Sexuelle d'Hendrick et Hendrick. Au total, 401 sujets de 17 à 61 ans ont rempli le questionnaire. Une fois les d...

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