behavioural research lab

Christmas Draw!

December 13, 2021

82 students (1st year) already enrolled in XLAB! If we reach 300 by 19th December, we will draw 1 iPad on 21st December, at 15:00, at XLAB!

Deadline to collect your prize!

November 2, 2021

30th November is the deadline to collect the prizes of “Geração z portuguesa” experiment!

Check the prizes and winner IDs list.

If you are a winner send us an email (passda.xlab@gmail.com)!

Prize Draw!

October 27, 2021

Experimental research on early release of prisoners during Covid now out in Plos One

September 13, 2021

Within the framework of the FCT-funded research project on “The role of meritocracy in legal decisions towards low status groups”, Rui Costa Lopes (co-coordinator of XLab) and his team conducted an experimental study demonstrating the persistence of racial inequalities, this time in terms of the public acceptance of the early release of black and white prisoners (to address the overcrowding of prisoners during the pandemic).

People are more unfavorable towards the early release of black prisoners when they have committed a stereotypically-black crime, but the same does not occur for white prisoners who have committed a stereotypically-white crime. Moreover, this bias is more pronounced for people who endorse the idea of meritocracy.

Read more about this here