Fernanda Chardulo Dias De Andrade

Fernanda Chardulo Dias De Andrade



I am a first-year PhD student in the social psychology program, and I work in Rick Hoyle's lab. Broadly, I am interested in how identity and self-referent processes (e.g., self-schemas, self-esteem, self-enhancement) influence goal pursuit. More specifically, I am interested in how salient and valued identities influence people's motivation, valuing, and pursuit of health goals. I am also interested in how self-threats and reduced identification with goals facilitate goal disengagement.

Right now, my research focuses on how salience of different aspects of exercise can influence emotional states and valuing of physical activity. I would like to know whether capacity for self-control and different identity orientations buffer against or enhance the effects of negative attitudes toward exercise.

T Buckingham, J, Lam, TA, Andrade, FC, Boring, BL, and Emery, D. "Reducing contingent self-worth: A defensive response to self-threats." The Journal of Social Psychology (April 10, 2018): 1-15. Full Text

Brace, AM, De Andrade, FC, and Finkelstein, B. "Assessing the effectiveness of nutrition interventions implemented among US college students to promote healthy behaviors: A systematic review." Nutrition and Health (January 2018): 260106018785528-null. Full Text