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Vanessa Smith-Castro

  • Dr.rer.nat
  • Full Professor
  • University of Costa Rica, Institute for Psychological Research
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Research interests

PsychometricsHealth Social PsychologyEthnic IdentityAcculturationIntergroup relationsSocial cognition

About

She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Costa Rica and her Dr.rer.nat in Social Psychology from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. She is professor at the School of Psychology of the University of Costa Rica and director of the Institute for Psychological Research of the same house of studies. Her research interests are social cognition, intergroup relations, social psychology of health, quantitative research methods and psychometrics.

Co-authors (105)

  • Fabiola  Fumero

Editorships

International Journal of Social Psychology

Associated Editor

2017 - Present

Revista Costarricense de Psicología

Editorial Board Member

2016 - Present

The Spanish Journal of Psychology

Reviewer

2014 - Present

Interamerican Journal of Psychology

Reviewer

2007 - Present

Actualidades en Psicología

Editorial Board Member

2003 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Contributions of cognitive psychology to the understanding of the perceptual phenomenon of dehumanization

    • Chacón R
    • del Río Urrutia X
    • Pérez Sánchez R
    • et al.
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  • Effects of sex and attractiveness in hiring decisions: An experimental study

    • Solano-Gómez Á
    • Smith-Castro V
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  • Psychometric properties of the intergroup-intrasexual competition scale in costa rica

    • Fernández D
    • Smith-Castro V
    • Buunk A
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  • Experiences of social discrimination among nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica: Affective reactions and causal attributions

    • Castro V
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  • Perceived discrimination and self-esteem among ethnic majority and minority youths in Costa Rica

    • Castro V
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Professional experience

Full Professor

University of Costa Rica, Institute for Psychological Research

January 2001 - Present

Education history

Dr.rer.nat.

Philipps-Universitat Marburg Fachbereich Psychologie

January 1998 - December 2001(4 years)

Licenciatura

Universidad de Costa Rica

January 1994 - December 1995(2 years)

Bachillerato

Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica

January 1990 - December 1993(4 years)