1994, he was an Erasmus scholar, in order to study in the
Université Claude Bernard – Unité Française
de Recherche des Activites Phisiques et Sportives (Lyon,
France), with a probation term in Organisational Psychology
in sportive context.
he is the Assistant of Professor Sidónio Serpa in
the domain of Sport Psychology in the Faculty of Human Movement
- Technical University of Lisbon. He is working with high
level athletes in the ambit of the Sport Psychology Laboratory
of this Faculty.
a member of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology as
well as of the International Society of Sport Psychology.
He is also an assistant editor of the Editorial Bulletin
Board of the International Journal of Sport Psychology.
has presented several communications in national and international
congresses on Sport Psychology.
been a Track and Field coach and practitioner is nowadays
dedicated to adventure sports like sailing and climbing.
However, beyond the sport ambit he regularly dedicates himself
to literature, as well as to music. Another primordial activity
is the development of interpersonal interactions throughout
has published articles in the area of Sport psychology,
namely about decision making:
D. & Rocha, L. (2000). The trainability of decision
making in sport: The example of the Portuguese Olympic
sailing team. In B. Carlsson, U. Johnson & F. Wetterstrand
(Eds.) Proceedings of the Sport Psychology Conference
in the New Millenium (pp.94-98) Halmstad, Sweden: CIV,
D. & Godinho, M. (2000) A acção como
incorporação do conhecimento (Action as
embodied knowledge). In J. Barreiros, F. Melo & E.
Sardinha (Eds.) Percepção & Acção
III (pp. 103-135). Ed. FMH.
D. & Serpa, S. (1999). Toma de decisión dinámica
en diferentes niveles de "expertise" en el deporte
de vela (Dynamic decision making in different levels of
sailing expertise). Revista de Psicología del deporte,
Vol.8, nº1, 103-116.
D. (1999). O treino de competências psicológicas
em jovens (Psychological skills training for young athletes).
Treino desportivo, Especial 2, ano 2, Nov., 22-30.
D. & Serpa, S. (1999) Dynamic Decision Making in sport:
expertise in sailing. In Hosek, V.; Tilinger, P. &
Bilek, L. (Eds.) Psychology of sport and exercise: enhancing
the quality of life. Proceedings of the 10th European
Congress of sport psychology (part1, pp.68-70). Charles
University – FPES; FEPSAC.
Dynamic decision making and expertise in sport
Methodology of psychological training in sport
Intentions for exercise behaviours.