Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences since 2014, and a member of the coordination board of its undergraduate program in Psychology in Lisbon. She is also a full researcher at Centre for Psychological Research and Intervention of ISCTE-IUL, where she formerly coordinated the Psycho-physiology and Emotion Group. Holding an Honours degree in Psychology, an MSc. In Ethology, a PhD in Biological Anthropology, followed by a 6 year Post-Doc position conducting research in Psycho-physiology and Experimental Psychology, Augusta Gaspar is a cross-disciplinary scholar with a focus on emotion and expressive communication. She is currently addressing empathy, prosocial behaviour and morality, particularly in children and adolescents, and also involved in the design and assessment of interdisciplinary interventions (e.g. using information technologies) toward improving empathy and mental health. She teaches courses in basic psychological processes, such as Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Motivation and Emotion, and both at UCP and other universities (ISCTE-IUL, ULHT and INSPSIC). In her 15 years of university teaching, she has coordinated courses that in one way or another bridge Psychology, Biology and Anthropology. She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.
Book Chapter

Driven by Shame

Augusta Gaspar 2018. New Interdisciplinary Landscapes of Morality and Emotion
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
Other

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 (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2015. 2015 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI 2015
Other

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
Other

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
Paper

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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The Expressive Apes and the Emotional Apes: Current Fair Trends in Primatology

Other

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

Other

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

Augusta Gaspar 2011. Psychophysiology
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
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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
Other

Playing with Violence