Treino de competências de vida
Life skills training
Stress em estudantes
Stress in students
Envolvimento Parental no Futebol
Parental Involvement in Football
Treinador e competências de vida
Coach and life skills
Liderança e compatibilidade com atletas
Leadership and compatibility with athletes



One purpose

Understanding human potential!



Who we are?


The Adaptation, Performance and Human Development (ARDH-GI) research group is dedicated to investigating distinct themes, but with a common denominator: understanding the psychological processes involved in adaptation, performance and development in different contexts of human functioning.

The research areas are organized into the following psychological and life skills:

  • Motivation
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork



By adopting the logic of "action-research", the group developed the School of Life Skills (SLS). The SLS aims to offer to the community a range of services derived from the theoretical and empirical indications from our research on life skills training. That is, the SLS suggests and tests intervention programs to promote life skills in different age groups and contexts.

The areas of intervention focus directly on the research lines and are organized in the training of the following psychological and life skills:

  • Motivation
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork


How we work

In addition to working individually and in small groups focused on each specific topic, members of the research group meet regularly to discuss research and intervention topics.
These meetings function as a platform to address various subjects such as discussing research data, analyzing and processing data, scientific writing, the publication of scientific papers, and designing research and intervention programs.

Is it possible to join the group?

Yes, as long as there is an interest in the research group's common denominator: adaptation, performance, and human development.
If you are interested in any specific topic, please feel free to contact any member of the group.

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What are they saying...

Participating in ARDH-GI and spending time with its team of researchers represented a milestone in my professional and personal development.
Altair Moioli

Altair Moioli


Congratulations on the way you use science to support your psychosocial interventions.
Armando Machado

Armando Machado

University of Minho - Portugal

Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit a research seminar sponsored by this research group and we exchanged ideas about how psychology can contribute to human development.
James Maddux

James Maddux

George Mason University - EUA










Members (since 2007)