Ph.D. 2012, Psychology
M.S. 2008, Psychology
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil,
B.A, 2005, Psychology
My research interest lies on children’s social and emotional development, more specifically, on how children’s narratives and play might foster their social competence and emotion understanding. I’m also interested on identity formation of preschoolers and the role of gender during this period.
Sa, A. & Nicolopoulou, A. (2008) Gender differentiation pattern for gendered narrative
styles, partner preferences,and stereotypic role adaptation.
Poster presented at the Third Gender Development Research Conference
(San Francisco, CA, April 11-12).
Nicolopoulou, A., Brockmeyer, C., Schewebel-Cortina, K. Ilgaz, H., & Sa, A. (2008) Using
play and Narrative to Promote Low-Income Preschoolers’ Language, Literacy, and
Social Competence, In: The Developmental and Educational Contributions of
Pretend Play Across the Life Span, Symposium presented at AERA 2008 Annual Meeting
(New York, NY, March 24-28).
Sa, A. (2007) Promoting Social Understanding and Social Competence in Low-Income
Preschoolers through a Storytelling and Story-Acting Activity, Symposium presented at
the 7th Annual Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference
(New York, NY, May 4-5).
Vasconcellos, V. & Sa, A. (2006) Play and imitation in peer interactions, Sumposium
presented at the Annual Jean Piaget Society Meeting (Baltimore, MD, June 1-3).
Vasconcellos, V., Lopes, J. & Sa, A. (2004) Migration of Children: Understanding Space
and Place, In: Development in poverty-stricken contexts. Symposium presented at t
the Annual Jean Piaget Society Meeting (Toronto, Canada, June 3-5).