Hugo S. Gomes

Hugo S. Gomes
University of Porto | UP · University of Porto Centre of Psychology

PhD in Applied Psychology

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Introduction
I am a Doctorate Researcher at the Center for Psychology at the University of Porto. I have completed a Fulbright Scholarship at the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, University of Florida, and my doctoral program in the School of Psychology, University of Minho, in collaboration with the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. My research interests are in research methods; developmental and life-course criminology; and experimental criminology.
Additional affiliations
November 2018 - February 2019
University of Florida
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Fulbright Research Grant with the support of FCT
April 2017 - present
University of Cambridge
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2015 - April 2017
University of Minho
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Recidivism Project: Recidivism Assessment of Young Offenders and Delinquency Prevention
Education
September 2011 - September 2013
ISPA Instituto Universitário
Field of study
  • Criminal Psychology
September 2008 - May 2011
ISPA Instituto Universitário
Field of study
  • Psychological Sciences

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Publications (62)
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Objectives Current knowledge about the causes of offending behavior is heavily reliant on self-reports of offending (SRO). However, methodological research on the impact of modes of administration on SRO is very scarce. Further, the existing evidence conflicts with the general knowledge about responding to sensitive questions. In this study, we aim...
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Objectives Field experiments combine the benefits of the experimental method and the study of human behavior in real-life settings, providing high internal and external validity. This article aims to review the field experimental evidence on the causes of offending.Methods We carried out a systematic search for field experiments studying stealing o...
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Current knowledge about the development of offending behavior is largely reliant on information derived from longitudinal research. However, the longitudinal design may influence the quality of self-report measures. There is some evidence in the literature suggesting that participants’ reports of offending behavior decrease as a function of the num...
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Deliberate self-harm (DSH) in adolescence is a predictor of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs). However, there is still a lack of research systematizing the association between DSH and STBs. Therefore, our main goal was to analyze if DSH diversity and severity predicted suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Our sample comprised 237 Portuguese...
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The present study aims to test the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the “How I Think” (HIT) questionnaire. The HIT questionnaire is a self-report measure of self-serving cognitive distortions. Our sample was comprised of 442 Portuguese-speaking adolescents and young adults (254 males and 188 females), aged between 12 and 20 year...
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A Escala de Avaliação da Coesão e Flexibilidade Familiar, desenvolvida no âmbito do estudo do Modelo Circumplexo dos Sistemas Conjugais e Familiares, permite avaliar o funcionamento familiar através de um diagnóstico relacional. Este instrumento está subdividido em seis subescalas que permitem uma avaliação dos níveis equilibrados e disfuncionais (...
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With the increased awareness about deliberate self-harm, the understanding of its social representations can be important for clinical intervention and prevention. However, there is still a lack of instruments to assess the social representations of the functions of these behaviors. This research focuses on the validation of the Questionnaire of Re...
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Research has recognized the importance of understanding the social representations about the functions of deliberate self-harm, particularly in the context of clinical intervention. In addition, parents can play a relevant role in the rehabilitation of adolescents with these behaviours. However, there are few studies that focused on the description...
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Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the gold standard for assessing psychopathy. However, its factorial structure has been subject of debate, and different factor models have been proposed. Furthermore, research has not focused on the PCL-R factorial structure among intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators. We analyzed and compared the fit...
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Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a public health problem that mainly affects adolescents and young adults. Evidence suggests that multiple methods are used with a self-aggressive intent. The present article focuses on the development and factorial validation of the Inventory of Deliberate Self-harm Behaviours for Portuguese adolescents. This instrumen...
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Objectives Self-reported offending is one of the primary measurement methods in criminology. In this article, we aimed to systematically review the experimental evidence regarding measurement bias in self-reports of offending. Methods We carried out a systematic search for studies that (a) included a measure of offending, (b) compared self-reporte...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the predictive risk factors for self-harm in adolescents with and without suicidal ideation. 600 adolescents answered a questionnaire about self-harm and suicidal behaviors. A logistic regression analysis was conducted. Over half of the individuals with deliberate self-harm (DSH) presented significant suicide ri...
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Introduction: The understanding of the social representations about the functions of deliberate self-harm can be an important factor for the comprehension of this phenomenon. Nonetheless, only a few studies focused on this topic and specifically on the social representations from adolescents with and without a history of deliberate self-harm and t...
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The present article focuses on the validation of the Questionnaire of Social Representations about the Functions of Deliberate Self-Harm for adults. The understanding of the social representations about deliberate self-harm can be relevant for clinical intervention and prevention. However, there is still a lack of instruments to assess these repres...
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The relation between family and low self-control is usually studied within linear hypotheses. In this study, we intended to test the familial origin of self-control under a curvilinear hypothesis. This is a cross-sectional study, with a sample of 448 adolescents and young adults. Data analysis was based on correlation and regression-based statistic...
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The present study is part of the Recidivism Project. This project studied juvenile offenders serving in Educational Supervision (ES) from its application until a follow-up period of 2 years after the end of the intervention. In this article, we aim to understand the psychosocial characteristics of these adolescents, as well as some characteristics...
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The Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Dispositions Study is part of the Recidivism Project and follows a longitudinal design with three moments of evaluation: T1 - Beginning of the interventions; T2 - End of the interventions; T3 - Follow-up two years after the end of the interventions. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effective...
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Sexual satisfaction is considered a sexual health indicator, closely linked to sexual distress, and subsequently, to sexual problems, in women. The Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W) was developed for assessing sexual satisfaction and distress in women, and principal component analysis support a five-factor structure (Contentment, Communic...
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Sexual desire is a complex construct that comprises psychological, physiological, and contextual dimensions, which have been broadly studied in both research and clinical contexts. The Sexual Desire Inventory-2 (SDI-2) is a self-report measure extensively used for assessing both dyadic and solitary sexual desire. More recently, empirical studies ha...
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In Portugal, there is a gap regarding psychological tests validated for forensic contexts, particularly those related to child custody issues. The Parent–Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) is one of the most used instruments in child custody contexts. This study aimed to analyze the psychometric properties of PCRI in a Portuguese forensic sample....
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A Teoria Geral do Crime estabelece o baixo autocontrolo como a principal causa dos comportamentos desviantes. Por sua vez, a família tem um papel determinante no desenvolvimento do autocontrolo. No entanto, o nosso conhecimento acerca do modo como a família influencia o desenvolvimento do autocontrolo é ainda muito limitado. Neste livro, o leitor é...
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Criminological knowledge can only be as accurate as the measure of crime itself. Concern with crime measurement starts with the definition of crime, which has consequences for the measurement techniques preferred in different domains. The two main methodologies used to measure criminal behaviour are official records (ORs) and self-reports (SRs) of...
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This study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale IV (FACES IV) Package which contains three scales: FACES IV; Family Communication Scale (FCS); and Family Satisfaction Scale (FSS). Participants were 553 Portuguese adults (184 males and 369 females), between the ages of 19 and 57. An item redu...
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Depression is the most prevalent mental disorder in people living with HIV. Our study involved 371 participants in outpatient treatment for HIV in hospitals in northern Portugal. Participants were referred to the study by the attending physician/nurse, and data were collected through an individual interview at a single evaluation moment. Participan...
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Both future orientation and impulsivity are intrinsic parts of an adolescent’s self-control, and empirical evidence clearly establishes them as crucial features on the origin of juvenile deviant behavior. However, we do not yet fully understand how these variables relate in explaining deviant conduct. In the present study, we tested a mediation mod...
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This study presents the development and analysis of the psychometric properties of the Deviant Behavior Variety Scale (DBVS). Participants were 861 Portuguese adolescents (54 % female), aged between 12 and 19 years old. Two alternative models were tested using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Although both models showed good fit indexes, the two-facto...
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According to the General Theory of Crime ineffective parenting practices are the major cause of low self-control, which, in turn, will be the main responsible of the development of delinquent behaviors. On the present research we aim to analyze these claims, in other words, we will test the influence of family functioning on self-control, and analy...

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To translate and to validate self-report measures in sex research to Portuguese (Portugal) or other languages
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With this PhD project, we aim to map potential sources of bias in self-reports of delinquent behaviour, as well as to test ways of remedying them.
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Study the recidivism of young offenders and the effectiveness of juvenile justice measures