Daniel Santos

Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo and Vice Coordinator of the Research Group on Neurodevelopment and Mental Health at the University of São Paulo. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, is a researcher at the Ayrton Senna Institute and coauthor of the pilot project report on socioemotional assessment. His research covers the economic importance of socioemotional development.



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Research and Studies


Development and psychometric properties of rubrics for assessing social-emotional skills in youth. 
Pancorbo, G., Primi, R., John, O. P., Santos, D., Abrahams, L., & De Fruyt, F. (2020).  STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, 67.

Comparison of classical and modern methods for measuring and correcting for acquiescence.
Primi, R., Santos, D., De Fruyt, F., & John, O. P. (2019). British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 72(3), 447–465.

True or false? Keying direction and acquiescence influence the validity of social-emotional skill items in predicting high school achievement in Brazil. Primi, R., De Fruyt, F., Santos, D., Antonoplis, S., & John, O. P. (2019). T International Journal of Testing.  

Anchoring vignettes: can they make adolescent self-report of social and emotional skills more reliable, discriminant, and criterion-valid? Primi R., Zanon C., Santos D., De Fruyt F., & John O. (2016).  European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(1), 39–51.

Development of an inventory assessing social and emotional skills in Brazilian youth.
Primi R., Santos D., De Fruyt F., & John O. (2016).  European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(1), 5–16.

Book Chapters

Dealing with person differential item functioning in social-emotional skill assessment using anchoring vignettes.  
Primi, R., Santos, D., John, O. P., De Fruyt, F., Hauck-Filho, N. (2018).  In M., Wiberg,S., Culpepper,R., Janssen,J., González,D. Molenaar, (Eds.), Quantitative psychology (Vol. 233, pp. 275-286). Springer, Cham.

Estudo especial sobre alfabetismo e competências socioemocionais na população adulta brasileira 
John O., Primi R., De Fruyt., & Santos D. (2016). . Book chapter, INAF Report.