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My main research interests lie in the areas of human sexuality and romantic relationships, with a particular interest in understanding how individuals preserve and protect their romantic relationships against the threat of infidelity as well as understandind factors that contribute to relationship satisfaction and conflict between romantic partners. I am also interested in individual and cultural differences in human sexuality. 


  • PhD Psychology (University of Bath)
  • MSc Social Psychology (Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil)
  • BSc Psychology (Universidade Federal do Piaui, Brazil)

Newest selected publications

Da Silva Nascimento, B. and Little, A. (2020) 'Relationship satisfaction mediates the association between perceived partner mate-retention strategies and relationship commitment'. Current Psychology. pp. 1 - 25. ISSN: 1046-1310 Open Access Link

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Nascimento, BS. and Little, A. (2019) 'Mate Retention Behaviours and Jealousy in Hypothetical Mate-Poaching Situations: Measuring the Effects of Sex, Context, and Rivals’ Attributes'. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 6 (1). pp. 20 - 29.Open Access Link

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Nascimento, BS. and Little, AC. (2019) 'Mate retention Strategies, Self-Esteem, Mate Value and Facial Attractiveness Disparity in Brazil and in the UK'. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 45 (6). pp. 461 - 472. ISSN: 0092-623X Open Access Link

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Gouveia, VV., Ribeiro, MGC., de Aquino, TAA., Loureto, GDL., Nascimento, BS. and Rezende, AT. (2019) 'Gratitude Questionnarie (GQ-6): Evidence of construct validity in Brazil'. Current Psychology. ISSN: 1046-1310

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Gouveia, VV., Monteiro, RP., Nascimento, BDS., Brito, TRDS., Rezende, AT. and Ribeiro, MGC. (2018) 'Psychometric properties of the Intentions Toward Infidelity Scale (IIS)'. Psico-USF, 23 (2). pp. 295 - 305.

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