Dr. Gouveia is a Full Professor of Social Psychology (Federal University of Paraíba) and Senior Researcher (National Council of Scientific and Technological Development) in Brazil. He was firstly trained at the Federal University of Paraíba, undertaking his B.Sc in Psychology, then at the University of Brasilia, where it first trained as a Specialist in Psychological Assessment and Master in Social Psychology and Personality, and, finally, at Complutense University of Madrid, gaining his PhD in Social Psychology. Dr. Gouveia has contributed to adapt and develop some psychological instruments for Ibero-American context, including Child Depression Inventory, General Health Questionnaire, Satisfaction with Life Scale, 16PF-5, Rathus Assertiveness Schedule. Moreover, he was the Vice-President of the Brazilian Institute of Psychological Assessment (2013-2015) and a Titular Member of the Advisory Committee on Psychological Assessment (2014-2016; Federal Council of Psychology, Brazil). Dr. Gouveia has published more than two hundred of scientific papers, fifteen books and fifty chapters on subjective well-being, personality traits, human values, and pro and antisocial behaviors. He is author of the functional theory of human values.
His research primarily involves the adaptation and development of psychometric instruments, including tests, inventory and scales, the measure of subjective well-being (e.g., life satisfaction, positive and negative affects, depression, anxiety, gratitude, positivity) and its demographic and social correlates, the big five personality traits and the dark triad personality, the functions of human values, testing the hypotheses of content and structure of values in multi-cultural context, the values correlates of pro (e.g., delinquent, criminal, aggressive) and antisocial behaviors (e.g., pro-social behaviors, altruism, cooperation), the genetic bases of human values and personality traits, and the neuronal process inherent to human values.