Rui Gaspar has a PhD in Psychology, specialization in Social Psychology (University of Lisbon) and a MSc in Psychological Research Methods (University of Plymouth). He is President-elect (2021-2023) of the Society for Risk Analysis – Europe (SRA-E), scientific committee member - “Risk Communication” panel - at the Portuguese Food Safety & Economic Authority, and a founding member of the Portuguese Observatory for Emerging Risks. He is board member of the Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family & Social Wellbeing (CRC-W). His applied research is focused on Emerging Risks Perception & Communication and Crisis Informatics, particularly concerning Information and Communication Technologies use during crisis and extreme events. He was Editor-in-Chief of Psychology, Community & Health (PsychOpen) and is currently Associate Editor of Human Behaviour & Emerging Technologies (Wiley). In 2017 he received the Society for Risk Analysis Presidential Merit Award.

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A look into future risks: A psychosocial theoretical framework for investigating the intention to practice body hacking

Rui Gaspar (with Jean‐Christophe Giger). 2019. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
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Emerging technologies, Emerging Risks: Current Approaches on the Future Risks of Human Enhancement Technologies

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2019. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
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Emerging technologies, human behavior, and human behavior and emerging technologies

Rui Gaspar (with Zheng Yan). 2019. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
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Extreme natural and man-made events and human adaptive responses mediated by information and communication technologies' use: A systematic literature review

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2019. Technological Forecasting and Social Change
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Observing Synchrony in Dyads: Effects on Observers' Expectations and Intentions

Rui Gaspar (with Marques-Quinteiro, P.). 2019. Social Psychology
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Unconventional settings and uses of human enhancement technologies: A nonsystematic review of public and experts' views on self‐enhancement and do‐it‐yourself biology/biohacking risks

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2019. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
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Unconventional settings and uses of human enhancement technologies: A non‐systematic review of public and experts' views on self‐enhancement and DIY biology/biohacking risks

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2019. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
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Lisbon Emoji and Emoticon Database (LEED): Norms for emoji and emoticons in seven evaluative dimensions

Rui Gaspar (with Rodrigues, D.). 2018. Behavior Research Methods
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Motives, frequency and attitudes toward emoji and emoticon use

Rui Gaspar (with Prada, M.). 2018. Telematics and Informatics
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Serving science to the public: Deliberations by a sample of older adults upon exposure to a serving size recommendation for meat

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2018. Food Quality and Preference
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Two sizes may fit all: Promoting healthier choices through regulatory fit in risk communications.

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, Rui). 2018. Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture
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Understanding Climate Change Adaptation: The Role of Citizens’ Perceptions and Appraisals About Extreme Weather Events

Rui Gaspar (with Samuel Domingos). 2018. Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation
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Lisbon Emoji and Emoticon Database (LEED): Norms for emoji and emoticons in seven evaluative dimensions

Rui Gaspar (with Rodrigues, D.). 2017. Behavior Research Methods
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Psychology, Community and Health: Consolidation and transformation

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2017. Psychology, Community & Health
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Sufficiency before efficiency: Consumers' profiling and barriers/facilitators of energy efficient behaviours

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2017. Journal of Cleaner Production
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Beyond positive or negative: Qualitative sentiment analysis of social media reactions to unexpected stressful events

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2016. Computers in Human Behavior
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Consumers' avoidance of information on red meat risks: Information exposure effects on attitudes and perceived knowledge

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2016. Journal of Risk Research
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Determinants of tannin-rich food and beverage consumption: Oral perception vs. psychosocial aspects

Rui Gaspar (with Lamy, E.). 2016. Tannins: Biochemistry, Food Sources and Nutritional Properties
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Dynamic mental representations of habitual behaviours: Food choice on a web-based environment

Rui Gaspar (with Rui Gaspar). 2016. Psychol. Community Health
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Energy efficiency and appliance’s characteristics considered prior to purchase: Differences and similarities between the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Spain and Italy

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2016. International Journal of Green Energy
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Life Design Counseling: A study on client's operations for meaning construction

Rui Gaspar (with Paulo Cardoso). 2016. Journal of Vocational Behavior
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'Would you eat cultured meat?': Consumers' reactions and attitude formation in Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom

Rui Gaspar (with Verbeke, W.). 2015. Meat Science
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A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks

Rui Gaspar 2015. Psyecology
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Analogies, metaphors, and wondering about the future: Lay sense-making around synthetic meat

Rui Gaspar (with Marcu, A.). 2015. Public Understanding of Science
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Beyond information seeking: Consumers’ online deliberation about the risks and benefits of red meat

Rui Gaspar (with Pieter Rutsaert). 2015. Food Quality and Preference
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Crisis as seen by the individual: The Norm Deviation Approach

Rui Gaspar 2015. Psyecology
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Energy efficient appliances and energy efficient behaviors: From consumer's assessment to behavior intervention

Rui Gaspar (with Antunes, D.). 2014. Advances in Energy Research
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Tweeting during food crises: A psychosocial analysis of threat coping expressions in Spain, during the 2011 European EHEC outbreak

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2014. International Journal of Human Computer Studies
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Cognitive and context "Tuning": Tools to break anti-ecological habits

Rui Gaspar (with De Carvalho, R.G.). 2013.
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Understanding the reasons for behavioral failure: A process view of psychosocial barriers and constraints to pro-ecological behavior

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2013.
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Energy efficient appliances and energy efficient behaviors: From consumer's assessment to behavior intervention

Rui Gaspar (with Antunes, D.). 2012. Energy Efficiency: Methods, Limitations and Challenges
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Energy efficiency and appliance purchases in Europe: Consumer profiles and choice determinants

Rui Gaspar (with Gaspar, R.). 2011. Energy Policy
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why do people fail to act? Situational barriers and constraints on pro-ecological behavior

Rui Gaspar (with de Carvalho, R.G.). 2010.