Augusta Gaspar

Assistant Professor

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.

Book Chapter

A Empatia ao longo da vida,

Augusta Gaspar 2021. Envelhecimento: uma visão multidisciplinar
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A Psicologia em movimento

Rita Francisco, Joana Carneiro Pinto & Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, Augusta). 2021. Universidade Católica Editora
Book Chapter

Emotion expression, empathic reception and prosocial behaviour - are they linked in evolution?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, Augusta). 2021. Oxford Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution, new edition
Book Chapter

Introdução. A Psicologia em Movimento: uma viagem pela Psicologia em Portugal.

Augusta Gaspar 2021. A psicologia em Movimento.
Book Chapter

Nem Psicologia sem Biologia nem Biologia sem Psicologia

Augusta Gaspar & Joana Carneiro Pinto (with Gaspar, Augusta). 2021. A Psicologia em Movimento
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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
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Capital psicológico, valores profissionais e satisfação no trabalho: um estudo exploratório

Joana Carneiro Pinto & Augusta Gaspar (with Pinto, Joana Carneiro). 2018.
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
Book Chapter

Driven by shame: how may a negative emotion lead to prosocial behaviour

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, Augusta). 2018. Morality and Emotion: new interdisciplinary landscapes. Cognition Series.
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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 (with Cláudio, Ana Paula). 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 & Francisco Esteves (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

Augusta Gaspar (with Raminhos, Cátia). 2015. 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
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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
Other

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
Other

Sense of presence inside a feared (virtual) tunnel

Augusta Gaspar & Francisco Esteves (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
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Invited talk at the , «The expressway to emotion – can we find it? The Story Told by Human and Great Ape Faces»

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2014. Workshop: Behavior, Cognition and Evolution, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, June 2th,
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Neurobiologia e Psicologia da Empatia

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2014. Coloquio «Ano Europeu do Cérebro», Novembro 13-14, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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Neurobiologia e psicologia da empatia: pontos de partida para a investigação e intervenção da promoção da empatia

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2014. Povos e Culturas
Book Chapter

On prototypical facial expressions vs variation in facial behavior: What Have We Learned on the “Visibility” of Emotions from Measuring Facial Actions in Humans and Apes

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, Maria Augusta Duarte Gaspar). 2014. The Evolution of Social Communication in Primates: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
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Personagens Virtuais Expressivas

Augusta Gaspar (with Teixeira, R.D.). 2014. Actas do Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica, EPCG 2014
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Personagens virtuais expressivas. Conciliando custo e qualidade no tratamento da ansiedade social.

Augusta Gaspar (with Teixeira, R.D.). 2014. INFOFORUM 2014 Conference, Universidade do Porto, September 4-5 2014
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Us humans, them dogs and the others: assessing affective empathy towards humans and other animals from facial expression, using facial EMG.

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2014. SEPNECA –SEPEX (Sociedad Española de Psicofisiología y Neurociencia Cognitiva y Afectiva and Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental) joint meeting Múrcia 1-4 October, 2014
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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
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 Cáudio, AP). 2014. proceeding of: GRAPP 2014- International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications,
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Ajudar ou não-ajudar. O efeito da vinculação e empatia no comportamento prosocial.

Augusta Gaspar (with Henriques, M.A.). 2013. Atas do VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia. Aveiro, Portugal
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Assessment of Factors Affecting Children’s Perception of Animal Emotions at the Zoo – a preliminary report .

Augusta Gaspar (with Rocha, S). 2013. Proceedings 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013), Stockholm, Sweden
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Empathy towards humans and other animals: not all non-humans fare the same.

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A). 2013. proceeding of: The 13th European Congress of Psychology, At Stockholm, Sweeden
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Empatia Emocional em Adolescentes e Adultos – as novidades de percurso

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2013. I Encontro crescer com empatia
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Fatores que afetam a forma como as crianças vêm as emoções dos animais no jardim zoológico

Augusta Gaspar (with Rocha, S). 2013. Actas do Congresso Internacional de Psicologia: Novos desafios, Novas Competências.
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Personagens Virtuais na Terapia de Exposição

Augusta Gaspar (with Lpes, E.). 2013. Proceeding of: Interação 2013, Vila Real, Portugal
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Respostas electromiográficas às expressões faciais de humanos, chimpanzés e cães.

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A). 2013. Atas do VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia. Aveiro, Portugal
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Vinculação e comportamento facial em crianças

Augusta Gaspar (with Barata, F.). 2013. Atas do VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação em Psicologia. Aveiro, Portugal
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A busca do comportamento facial espontâneo e do seu significado

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, M.). 2012. Conferência convidada no ISPA - Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada
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Archetypes, prototypes and variation in facial expression: lessons learned from actually measuring facial behavior

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2012. International Colloquium From grooming to Speaking
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Can humans read emotions in animal facial expressions?

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A.). 2012. 9º Congresso Nacional de Etologia
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Chimpanzee Facial Actions in Two Emotional Contexts: Emotional Induction Experiments at the Great Outdoors of the Mona Foundation

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A.). 2012. 4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology 3rd Iberian Primatological Congress
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Do humans read emotions in animal facial expressions?

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A.). 2012. International Conference Minding Animals
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Do You know what I'm feeling? Children's Perception of Animal Emotions

Augusta Gaspar (with Rocha, S.). 2012. 9º Congresso Nacional de Etologia
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Facial behavior and attachment styles in toddlers? - is there a relation?

Augusta Gaspar (with Barata, F.). 2012. IVth European Conference on Facial Expression
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How adolescents and adults interpret and react to dynamic pictures of facial expression? On the attunement and unattunement of different measures in the study of emotional empathy

Augusta Gaspar (with Esteves, F.). 2012. IVth European Conference on Facial Expression
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Is it just a game? Emotional and Behavioural outcomes of gaming with violence

Augusta Gaspar (with Arriaga, P.). 2012. Inequality and Violence Workshop 2012: Development, Perpetuation and Change
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Preschooler's faces in spontaneous emotional contexts-how well do they match adult facial expression prototypes?

Augusta Gaspar & Francisco Esteves (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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The naturalistic approach revisited as a means to adress the pending question of what does spontaneuos facial expression look like in everyday life.

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, M.). 2012. IVth European Conference on Facial Expression
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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 (with Rocha, S.). 2012. 4th Congress of the European Federation of Primatology
Other

Workshop on Facial Electromyography

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, M.). 2012. Workshop on Facial EMG - PEC workshp series
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Bem-estar de Primatas: Comportamento e fisiologia ( e alguns mistérios)

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2011. I Congresso de Medicina do Comportamento e Bem-estar animal
Book Chapter

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

Augusta Gaspar (with Bard, K.A.). 2011. Personality and Temperament in Non-human Primates
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Chimpanzee facial actions in two Emotional Contexts - emotional induction experiments at the great outdoors of the Mona Foundation

Augusta Gaspar (with Ribeiro, A.). 2011. 4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology and III Iberian Primatological Conference joint meeting
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Empathic Cross-Paths: SCR and EMG Responses to Emotion in Ape and Human Faces. Does Species Matter?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2011. Psychophysiology
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Empathic Cross-paths: SCR and EMG responses to emotion in ape and Human faces. Does Species Matter?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2011. the Society for Psychophysiological Research 51st Annual Meeting
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EMPATHIC CROSS-PATHS: SCR AND EMG RESPONSES TO EMOTION IN APE AND HUMAN FACES: DOES SPECIES MATTER?

Augusta Gaspar (with Gaspar, A.). 2011. 51st Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Psychophysiological-Research
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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 (with Rocha, S.). 2011. 4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology and III Iberian Primatological Conference joint meeting
Other

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

Augusta Gaspar 2011. Folia Primatologica
Other

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

Augusta Gaspar (with Rocha, S.). 2011. 4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology 3rd Iberian Primatological Congress
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Introduction - moving emotion forward: from the ubiquity of emotion in mental processes to rewinding its origins

Augusta Gaspar (with Esteves, F.). 2010. Psicologia
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The Evolving Empathy: hardwired bases of human and non-human primate empathy

Augusta Gaspar 2010. Psicologia
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Introduction: one hundred year old questions, novel paradigms and new findings on emotion

Augusta Gaspar (with Esteves, F.). 2008. 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