Joao F. Fundinho, MS

João F. Fundinho is currently a PhD student at University of Minho’s School of Psychology,in Portugal,on the field of developmental and cognitive psychology. He’s got his Master’s degree in psychology also at University of Minho, during which he had the opportunity to work as a forensic psychologist while studying eyewitness memory. Currently, his main interest is in the understanding of elder abuse as a relational phenomenon. Using Social Exchange Theory as a theoretical explanation for elder abuse, he is currently testing how available personal resources for anyone in the relationship predicts increases the likelihood of abuse.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.