Carla Silva

Carla Sofia Silva, MSc.

Carla Silva is a researcher at the Center for Social Research and Intervention (CIS-IUL) of ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She is currently finishing her PhD in Psychology at ISCTE-IUL, which focuses on the construction of children’s and adolescents’ self-representations in risky family environments, and their associations with psychosocial adjustment. Her research interests include child/adolescent developmental outcomes related to interpersonal experiences in significant relational contexts, namely the family and school environments, with a focus on social interactions with parents, peers, and teachers. She has also several years of professional experience as a school psychologist and in a Children and Youth Protection Committee.


University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)


Silva, C. S., & Calheiros, M. M. (in press). Stop Yelling: Interparental conflict and adolescents’ self-representations as mediated by their perceived relationships with parents. Journal of Family Issues.

Silva, C. S., Calheiros, M. M., & Carvalho, H. (2016). Interparental conflict and adolescents' self-representations: The role of emotional insecurity. Journal of Adolescence, 52, 76-88.

Silva, C. S., Calheiros, M. M., & Carvalho, H. (2016). Security in the Interparental Subsystem (SIS) scale: psychometric characteristics in a sample of Portuguese adolescents. Journal of family violence, 31(2), 147-159.

Calheiros, M. M., Lima, M. L., & Silva, C. (2012). Extravasation work-family: When working conditions contribute to maternal abusive practices? Aletheia, (37), 23-41.

Carvalho, R.G., Silva, C.S. & Pocinho, M. (2010). Programas de intervenção em contexto educativo: contributos da psicologia nas escolas da Madeira. In L.S. Almeida, B.D. Silva & S. Caires (Eds.), Actas do I Simpósio Internacional 'Contributos da psicologia em contextos educativos’ (pp. 1628-1635). Braga: Universidade do Minho.