Francisco Esteves

Full Professor

Currently Full Professor of Psychology at Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences at UCP. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has been teacher and researcher at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and at Universidade Lusófona and ISCTE/IUL in Portugal. He was the director of The Centre for Research and Social Intervention at ISCTE-IUL, and coordinator of Master program in emotion psychology. He is currently the coordinator of the Master program in emotion psychology at Mid Sweden University. His main research interests have been the study of the relationship between cognitive and emotional components of human information processing, in particular, how our emotions influence our attention. Several dozens of scientific peer-reviewed articles have been the outcome of this research.

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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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Internalized stigma and quality of life domains among people with mental illness: the mediating role of self-esteem

Francisco Esteves & Sandra Oliveira (with Sandra E. H. Oliveira). 2016. Journal of Mental Health
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A "dry eye" for victims of violence: Effects of playing a violent video game on pupillary dilation to victims and on aggressive behavior

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2015. Psychology of Violence
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Attachment style impacts behavior and early oculomotor response to positive, but not negative, pictures

Francisco Esteves (with Silva, C.). 2015. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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Clinical profiles of stigma experiences, self-esteem and social relationships among people with schizophrenia, depressive, and bipolar disorders

Francisco Esteves & Sandra Oliveira (with Sandra E.H. Oliveira). 2015. Psychiatry Research
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Emotions under the skin autonomic reactivity to emotional pictures in insecure attachment

Francisco Esteves (with Silva, C.). 2015. Journal of Psychophysiology
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Exams? Why worry? Interpreting anxiety as facilitative and stress appraisals

Francisco Esteves (with Strack, J.). 2015. Anxiety, Stress and Coping
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In the grip of fear: Dissociations in attentional processing of animal fearful individuals

Francisco Esteves (with Soares, S.C.). 2015. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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Motivational approach and avoidance in autism spectrum disorder: A comparison between real photographs and cartoons

Francisco Esteves (with Silva, C.). 2015. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
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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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The Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Portuguese Version of the ISMI Scale

Francisco Esteves & Sandra Oliveira (with Sandra E. H. Oliveira). 2015. Community Mental Health Journal
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Using an Educational Multimedia Application to Prepare Children for Outpatient Surgeries

Francisco Esteves (with Fernandes, S.). 2015. Health Communication
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Will you thrive under pressure or burn out? Linking anxiety motivation and emotional exhaustion

Francisco Esteves (with Strack, J.). 2015. Cognition and Emotion
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Adult Attachment, Love Styles, Relationship Experiences and Subjective Well-Being: Cross-Cultural and Gender Comparison between Americans, Portuguese, and Mozambicans

Francisco Esteves (with Galinha, I.C.). 2014. Social Indicators Research
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Children's attitudes regarding health care and perception of pain: The mediating role of medical fears,Atitudes infantis face aos cuidados de saúde e perceção de dor: Papel mediador dos medos médicos

Francisco Esteves (with Fernandes, S.C.). 2014. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva
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Effects of fear-relevant stimuli on attention: Integrating gaze data with subliminal exposure

Francisco Esteves (with Rosa, P.J.). 2014.
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Looking at the (mis) fortunes of others while listening to music

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2014.
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The brain mapping of emotion in human faces: Clinical aplication in epilepsy

Francisco Esteves (with Leal, A.). 2014.
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The hidden snake in the grass: Superior detection of snakes in challenging attentional conditions

Francisco Esteves (with Soares, S.C.). 2014. PLoS ONE
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Temporal Invariance of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

Francisco Esteves (with Galinha, I.C.). 2013.
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Emotional gaming

Francisco Esteves (with Madeira, F.). 2013.
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Measuring store emotional experience through facial electromyography and skin conductance

Francisco Esteves (with Ângelo, L.). 2013.
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Playing for better or for worse?: Health and social outcomes with electronic gaming

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2013.
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The Role of Personality Traits, Attachment Style, and Satisfaction With Relationships in the Subjective Well-Being of Americans, Portuguese, and Mozambicans

Francisco Esteves (with Galinha, I.C.). 2013.
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Virtual environment to treat social anxiety

Francisco Esteves (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2013.
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Attachment insecurity and strategies for regulation: When emotion triggers attention

Francisco Esteves (with Silva, C.). 2012.
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Atypical moral judgment following traumatic brain injury

Francisco Esteves (with Martins, A.T.). 2012.
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Changes in social emotion recognition following traumatic frontal lobe injury

Cláudia Simão & Francisco Esteves (with Martins, A.T.). 2012. Neural Regeneration Research
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Evolutionary derived modulations of attention to two common fear stimuli: Serpents and hostile humans

Francisco Esteves (with Öhman, A.). 2012.
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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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Virtual environments to cope with anxiety situations: Two case-studies

Francisco Esteves (with Cláudio, A.P.). 2012.
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Effects of Playing Violent Computer Games on Emotional Desensitization and Aggressive Behavior

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2011.
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Playing with violence: An updated review on the effects of playing violent electronic games

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2011.
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Traumatic brain injury patients: Does frontal brain lesion influence basic emotion recognition?

Cláudia Simão & Francisco Esteves (with Martins, A.T.). 2011. Psychology and Neuroscience
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Fear, but not fear-relevance, modulates reaction times in visual search with animal distractors

Francisco Esteves (with Soares, S.C.). 2009.
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Some animal specific fears are more specific than others: Evidence from attention and emotion measures

Francisco Esteves (with Soares, S.C.). 2009.
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Are the effects of unreal violent video games pronounced when playing with a virtual reality system?

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2008.
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Skin conductance responses to visual sexual stimuli

Francisco Esteves (with Costa, R.M.). 2008.
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Analyzing false memories in children with associative lists specific for their age

Francisco Esteves (with Carneiro, P.). 2007.
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Skin conductance responses to masked conditioned stimuli: Phylogenetic/ontogenetic factors versus direction of threat?

Francisco Esteves (with Flykt, A.). 2007.
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Effet de l'exposition à des phéromones féminines sur la modification de l'humeur chez l'homme en fonction du contexte social,A putative female pheromone affects mood in men differently depending on social context

Francisco Esteves (with Olsson, M.J.). 2006. Revue europeenne de psychologie appliquee
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Violent computer games and their effects on state hostility and physiological arousal

Francisco Esteves (with Arriaga, P.). 2006.
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Detection of emotional faces: Low perceptual threshold and wide attentional span

Francisco Esteves (with Calvo, M.G.). 2005.
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The face of wrath: The role of features and configurations in conveying social treat

Francisco Esteves (with Lundqvist, D.). 2004.
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Psychological effects of subthreshold exposure to the putative human pheromone 4,16-androstadien-3-one

Francisco Esteves (with Lundström, J.N.). 2003.
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Emotion drives attention: Detecting the snake in the grass.

Francisco Esteves (with Arne Öhman). 2001. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
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The face in the crowd revisited: A threat advantage with schematic stimuli

Francisco Esteves (with Öhman, A.). 2001.
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Fear appears fast: Temporal course of startle reflex potentiation in animal fearful subjects

Francisco Esteves (with Globisch, J.). 1999.
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The face of wrath: Critical features for conveying facial threat

Francisco Esteves (with Lundqvist, D.). 1999.
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Preparedness and preattentive associative learning: Electrodermal conditioning to masked stimuli

Francisco Esteves (with Ohman, A.). 1995.
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Automatically Elicited Fear: Conditioned Skin Conductance Responses to Masked Facial Expressions

Francisco Esteves (with Esteves, F.). 1994. Cognition and Emotion
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Nonconscious associative learning: Pavlovian conditioning of skin conductance responses to masked fear-relevant facial stimuli

Francisco Esteves (with Esteves, F.). 1994.
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Masking the face: Recognition of emotional facial expressions as a function of the parameters of backward masking

Francisco Esteves (with ESTEVES, F.). 1993. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology