Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Scientific Area of Psychology, member of the Direction Board of Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing, served as director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology (2016-2019) and coordinates several courses across programs in the 1st and 2nd cycle of studies.

Educational Psychologist, with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, also holding an MSC in Ethology, conducted her Post-doctoral work in Emotion Psychophysiology and experimental Psychology. Cross disciplinary scholar, she has coordinated or collaborated in projects on the topics of emotion facial expression, empathy development,  empathy and emotion in the workplace, empathy and morality, empathy towards animals, ethics in research with animals, informatic apps for psychological research and intervention and the emotion colour association. These are the topics of her published work in international and national scientific journals and books.

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The sun is no fun without rain: Physical environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries

Augusta Gaspar 2019. Journal of Environmental Psychology
Book Chapter

Driven by Shame

Augusta Gaspar 2018. New Interdisciplinary Landscapes of Morality and Emotion
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Driven by shame

Augusta Gaspar (with Augusta Gaspar). 2018. New Interdisciplinary Landscapes in Morality and Emotion
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Ethical and Scientific Pitfalls Concerning Laboratory Research with Non-Human Primates, and Possible Solutions

Augusta Gaspar (with Constança Carvalho). 2018. Animals
Book Chapter

Expressive Avatars in Psychological Intervention and Therapy

Augusta Gaspar 2018. Interface Support for Creativity, Productivity, and Expression in Computer Graphics
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Preditores da empatia dirigida a humanos e outros animais em portugueses e anglo-saxónicos

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A serious game-based solution to prevent bullying

Augusta Gaspar (with Cátia Raminhos). 2016. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
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Adaptação da escala de empatia com animais (EEA) para a população Portuguesa

Augusta Gaspar (with Emauz, A.). 2016. Analise Psicologica
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Developing children’s ability to recognize animal emotions – what does it take ?

Augusta Gaspar 2016. Human Animal Interaction Bulletin
Book

Morality and empathy vs empathy and morality: A quest for the source of goodness in phylogenetic and ontogenetic contexts

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2016. Morality and Emotion: (Un)conscious Journey into Being
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Psychophysiological responses to a Virtual Reality scenario for the treatment of Social Anxiety

Augusta Gaspar 2016. International Journal of Psychophysiology
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A serious game to prevent bullying and promote empathy,Um Jogo Sério para prevenir o bullying e promover a empatia

Augusta Gaspar (with Raminhos, C.). 2015. 2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
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A serious game-based solution to prevent bullying

Augusta Gaspar (with Raminhos, C.). 2015. 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia, MoMM 2015 - Proceedings
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Sense of presence inside a feared (virtual) tunnel

Augusta Gaspar (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2015. 2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
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Using expressive and talkative virtual characters in social anxiety disorder treatment

Augusta Gaspar (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2015. GRAPP 2015 - 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications; VISIGRAPP, Proceedings
Book Chapter

Atenção: a boa disposição ajuda a (con)viver. Capítulo 2, In Pina, J.A. Comunicar com Humor. Insensatez ou Profissionalismo?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2014. Comunicar com Humor. Insensatez ou Profissionalismo?
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IN2TUNNEL – Terapia de Exposição para Fobia de Atravessar Túneis.

Augusta Gaspar (with Gomes, I.L.). 2014. Actas do Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica, EPCG 2014
Book Chapter

Virtual Characters with Affective Facial Behavior

Augusta Gaspar 2014. Proceedings GRAPP 2014 International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and applications, pp 348-355
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Virtual characters with affective facial behavior

Augusta Gaspar (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2014. GRAPP 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications
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Preschooler's faces in spontaneous emotional contexts-how well do they match adult facial expression prototypes?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2012. International Journal of Behavioral Development
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Skin conductance vs appraisal of dynamic emotional stimuli

Augusta Gaspar (with Esteves, F.). 2012. 8th Congress of the Spanish Society for Psychophysiology and Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SEPNECA)
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The Expressive Apes and the Emotional Apes: Current Fair Trends in Primatology

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Chimpanzee Faces Under the Magnifying Glass: Emerging Methods Reveal Cross-Species Similarities and Individuality

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Empathic Cross-Paths: SCR and EMG Responses to Emotion in Ape and Human Faces. Does Species Matter?

Augusta Gaspar 2011. Psychophysiology
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What Constitutes Positive vs. Negative Stimuli for a Chimpanzee and How Do We Find It Out in the Field?

Augusta Gaspar 2011. Folia Primatologica
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The Evolving Empathy: hardwired bases of human and non-human primate empathy

Augusta Gaspar 2010. Psicologia
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Universals and individuality in facial behavior - Past and future of an evolutionary perspective

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2006. Acta Ethologica
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Playing with Violence