Catarina Alves | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Catarina Alves

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

Catarina Alves


Florianópolis, Brazil

Undergraduate Institution:

BA in Psychology; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Current Program:

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

Objectification Theory; Rape culture; Rape myths acceptance; Body image; Influence of media exposure on self-objectification.


1.   Camargo, B.V.; Justo, A.M.; Alves, C.D.B. (2014). Context effects on the social representations of the body. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 30(3), 287-297.

2.     Camargo, B.V.; Justo, A.M.; Alves, C.D.B.; Schlosser, A. (2013). Context  and communication effects on social representations about the body. Psychology and Social Knowing, 2(1), 33-50.

3.   Camargo, B.V. ; Justo, A.M. ; Alves,  C. D. B. (2011). The social functions and representations of the body: a generational comparison. Temas em Psicologia, 19, 269-281.

4.   Camargo, B.V.  ; Alves, C. D. B. ; Morais, D. X. ; Koelzer, L. P. (2010). Social Norms related to Infidelity on the Virtual Space. Brazilian Cultural Studies, 1(3), 289-304.


Justo,  A.M.;  Camargo,  B.V.;  Alves, C.D.B. (2010).  The Context of Beauty and Health  on  Lay Knowledge about the Body. In: XL Brazilian Psychological Association Reunion, 2010, Curitiba, Brazil.

Camargo,  B. V.;  Alves, C.D.B.;  Morais,  D.X.;  Koelzer,  L.P. (2012).  Social Norms  related  to Infidelity on the Virtual Space. In: 42ª Brazilian Psychological Association Reunion, 2012, São Paulo, Brazil.

Camargo, B.V.  ; Torres, T. L. ; Britto, A. M. M. ; Alves, C. D. B. (2009).  Social Representation about Health on Old Age. In: VI International Journey of Social Representations, 2009, Buenos Aires. Perspectivas en Representaciones Sociales: Diálogos y Debates, 2009.

Future Career Plans:

Counseling; Teaching; Public Service

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The program’s reputation and emphasis on social justice; the faculty’s research interests; the positive and supportive atmosphere of the program and multiple opportunities offered; research and clinical training opportunities focused on strengths.