Associate Professor

Research Interests
  • Cognitive and affective processes in writing
  • Literacy development
  • Literacy learning disabilities

Rui A. Alves is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Porto. His main research interests are the cognitive and affective processes in writing, which he studies using experimental methods and logging tools. He is also interested in literacy instruction, literacy development, and learning disorders. He and his team have studied the development of text production using an own–developed handwriting logging software (HandSpy) and developed a number of evidence-based writing interventions addressing cognitive, motivational, and self-regulatory aspects of writing. He serves in many editorial boards and is associate editor to the journals Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Culture & Education. He is former coordinator of the SIG Writing of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, EARLI. Currently, he is interim coordinator of the European Literacy Network, ELN.

You can find more about Rui Alves in ResearchGate

Selected publications