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Silvia H. Koller

  • Doctor in Education
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Harvard University
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Research interests

EditingHuman RightsSexual AbuseViolenceStreet ChildrenAt Risk PopulationsPositive PsychologyDevelopmental Psychology

About

Silvia Helena Koller is Brazilian and works as a Full Professor and Chair of the Center for Psychological Studies of At-Risk Populations in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School f Public Health, as well as an Extraordinary Professor at North West University, in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. She was awarded as Honorary Professor at Universidad de Chiclayo and Universidad Autónoma del Peru, Peru, and as the 2010 the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) International Fellow and the 2010 Association of Psychological Societies Fellow. President of the Brazilian Association for Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology and of the Brazilian Society of Developmental Psychology. The Human Sciences Research Council and UNICEF consultant in Africa. Former Editor-in-chief of the Trends in Psychology, Interamerican Journal of Psychology and Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica (Psychology) journals. Former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development (International Society for the Studies on Behavioural Development - ISSBD), and of the Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography (Society for Research in Child Development - SRCD). Ad hoc Representative of Latin America at the International Affairs Council. Executive Committee of the International Society for Research in Behavioral Development (ISSBD), and Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). Member of the Scientific Committee of ISSBD Biennial Meetings (Belgium, Canada, Australia, Germany, Zambia, China and Lithuania). Her research focuses primarily on positive and ecological development and applied psychology, children’s rights, resilience, and prosocial moral development. Her papers have been published in several international and Brazilian journals. Jacobs Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, World Childhood Foundation (WCF), World Bank, Every Child and various Brazilian agencies have granted her research/intervention. She lectured at different universities around the world, such as North-West University (South Africa), University of Zurich (Switzerland), UIUC, UNL, UNC, and ASU (USA), Universidad del Valle, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Pontifical Universidad Católica Javeriana, and Universidad de Baranquilla (Colombia), Universidad San Marco, Pontifical Universidad Católica, Universidad Autónoma, and Universidad de Chiclayo (Peru), Pontifical Universidad Católica (Chile), and others. Her research team has been collaborating with researchers of the five continents. She participates in several outreach programs. She is also committed to building capacity among youth, and fostering young people’s awareness of their human rights, as well as programs for teachers and institution staff related to at risk youth.

Co-authors (373)

Publications (5)

  • Closing the gap: Affirmative action and college adjustment in Brazilian undergraduate universities

    • De Oliveira C
    • Haddad E
    • Dias A
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  • The impact of the parental support on risk factors in the process of gender affirmation of transgender and gender diverse people

    • Seibel B
    • de Brito Silva B
    • Fontanari A
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  • An integrative conceptual model for enhanced understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence against children

    • Von Hohendorff J
    • Gardell D
    • Habigzang L
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  • Intrafamily violence: A study on vulnerability and resilience

    • Cecconello A
    • Koller S
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  • Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil: Innovative approaches from the psychology of social development

    • Dell’aglio D
    • Koller S
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Editorships

School Psychology International – Sage

Associate Editor

2015 - Present

Brazilian Journal of Psychology – Trends in Psychology

Editor

2012 - 2013(a year)

the International Journal of Behavioral Development – ISSBD

Associate Editor

2005 - 2008(3 years)

Interamerican Journal of Psychology

Editor

2002 - 2008(6 years)

Brazilian Journal of Psychology – Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

Editor

1996 - 2008(12 years)

Professional experience

Visiting Scientist

Harvard University

September 2016 - Present

Extraordinary Professor

North West University

January 2015 - Present

Professor

UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

March 1990 - Present

Education

Psicologia

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

March 1978 - September 1982(5 years)