I completed my Integrated Master in Psychology (2015) on the School of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation entitled “Motivational orientations in theater learning: an exploratory study”.

Currently attending the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Psychology at the University of Lisbon since 2018.

I also collaborated in the organization of scientific events in the field of Psychology and participated in several national and international congresses.

My research interests focus on Approaches and Learning Strategies, Students’ Approaches to Learning Theory and the Psychology of Theater and acting.




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Current projects

  • Learning Experiences and Approaches to Learning in Performing Arts Students (Ph.D. project)
  • COVID-19 isolation measures and its impact on portuguese undergraduate students approaches to learning – link to form (Portuguese)
  • Motivation to learn: a systematic review of the last fice years


  • Orientações motivacionais na aprendizagem – Dimensão “Contexto” [portuguese]

Taborda, P. & Duarte, A.M (2017). Contextos preferidos na aprendizagem da arte: o caso dos estudantes de teatro. Poster apresentado no Dia do Jovem Investigador em Psicologia. Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28256.07682


  • Orientações motivacionais na aprendizagem – Dimensão “Intenção” [portuguese]

Taborda, P. & Duarte, A.M (2016). Why do I Learn Theater? Drama Students’ Motivations to Learn. Poster apresentado no II Congresso Internacional sobre o Envolvimento dos Alunos na Escola. Instituto de Educaçação da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2311.3205


Thesis and dissertations

  •  Motivation to learn [portuguese]

Taborda, P. & Duarte, A.M. (2015). Orientações motivacionais na aprendizagem do teatro: um estudo exploratório. Dissertação de Mestrado não publicada. Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa.



In order to spread my opinions about psychology and how I view science, I collaborate with Nacional newspapers and other platforms. Here you can find links to opinion articles on Portuguese media. Enjoy!

  • Journal P3, of Público, March, 6th, 2020


  • Journal P3, of Público, January, 17th, 2019


  • Journal P3, of Público,  July, 26th, 2019


  • Journal P3, of Público, April, 12th, 2019