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PROJECTS

This section presents several research projects, many of which have received external funding. In these projects, I have taken on various roles including principal researcher, co-principal researcher, and team member. To facilitate easy navigation, the projects are categorized into four main topics. For a more in-depth exploration of research topics, click on the corresponding link to the information.

TOPICS: AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE PROCESS

affective
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Psychophysiology of Emotions

Nonconscious processing and its impact on emotion, attention, and physiological responses. 

YEARS: 1999-2012

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Non-verbal Communication & Empathy 

YEARS: Funded Project 2010-2013

(research ongoing)

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Control of cognitive and emotional processing of faces

YEARS: 2011-2014

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Psychophysiological effects of human PHEROMONES

YEARS: 2010-2013

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KAMA MUTA, Being Moved and Crying

Studies focusing on Being Moved and Crying, several in Collaboration with the Kama Muta lab, based at the University of Oslo in Norway,

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ART, Emotions & Well-being 

Explore how art can contribute to addressing societal challenges by improving public health and influencing social policies aimed at achieving the Agenda 2030 goals established by the United Nations.

YEARS: 2021-->

interventions

TOPICS: INTERVENTIONS FOR WELL-BEING

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MindRegulation

Guided imagery-based intervention in schools on physical and socioemotional well-being, cognitive development, and academic success of children

YEARS: 2023-2026

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KidLe

Develop intercultural games as pedagogic tools for inclusion of pupils with migrant bacKground

YEARS: 2023-2025

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Psychological Impact of COVID-19

YEARS: 2019-2022

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Preparing Children for Outpatient Surgery

Development of tool to prepare children for surgery: PhD thesis of Sara Fernandes, under my supervision and Francisco Esteve

YEARS: 2008-2012

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Health Care Clowning

Health Care Clowning Interventions in Hospitals: Contribution for evaluating their positive impact on children

YEARS: 2010-2021

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Health Promotion, School Engagement & Emotion Regulation 

School engagement: a PhD Thesis by Anabela Caetano Santos under my supervision, Celeste Simões (FMH, PT) and Márcia Melo (IPUSP, Brasil)

YEARS: 2018-2022

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Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence: Campaigns tailored for victimized men: PhD project by Eduardo Reis under my supervision, Carla Moleiro & Xavier Hospital

YEARS: 2018-2023

Technology

TOPICS: TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR

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TAYLORPHY

Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Physiotherapy

YEARS: 2016-2019

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AWESOME

Awareness While Experiencing and Surfing on Movies through Emotions

YEARS: 2018-2022

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HUMOR & ROBOTS

AGENTS Project: "Generation of Humor for Social Robots" and PhD thesis of Raquel Oliveira on using humor to enhance positive interactions with social robots under my supervision & Ana Paiva

YEARS: 2019-2021 & 2019-2023

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AMIGOS

Affect Modeling For Robots in Group Social Interaction

YEARS: 2016-2019

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CREATIVITY & ROBOTS

Fostering CREATIVITY in children with Robots: PhD of Patrícia Alves-Oliveira under my supervision, Ana Paiva & Guy Hoffman

YEARS: 2016-2019

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PLAYING with Violence

Playing with violence: emotional desensitization, empathy and helping behaviour toward victims of violence

YEARS: 2010-2013

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GAMES with VIRTUAL REALITY

Effects of violent computer games with virtual reality on physiological arousal, cognitions, affect and behavior

YEARS: 2021-2023

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ECI 4.0: 
Smart Commercial Spaces

Improve multimodal platform for intelligent analysis of human behavior patterns in commercial areas

YEARS: 2021-2023

TOPIC: META-SCIENCE

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Cross-Cultural & Reproducibility

Meta-scientific research involving collaborations across various countries often addressing reproducibility, open practices and cross-cultural research.

YEARS: 2018 -->

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