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Biography [eng]

I did my Ph.D. thesis on the processing of emotional facial expressions, particularly regarding automatic (non-conscious) autonomic physiological responses. In general, I can consider my main area of research to be in the field of psychology of emotions, principally in the relationship between basic cognitive processes (attention, memory, and learning) and affective reactions. A central topic has been the study of attentional biases to emotionally relevant stimuli, both threatening (angry faces, snakes and spiders) and with positive valence (e.g., food).

Biography [swe]

Min avhandling handlade om kognitiv bearbetning av emotionella ansiktsuttryck, särskilt när det gäller automatiska (icke-medvetna) autonoma fysiologiska responsen. Allmänt kan jag betrakta mitt forskningshuvudområde inom emotionspsykologi, främst i studie av sambandet mellan grundläggande kognitiva processer (uppmärksamhet, minne och inlärning) och affektiva reaktioner. Ett centralt tema har varit studie av uppmärksamhetsbias till emotionella relevanta stimuli, både hotande (arga ansikten, ormar och spindlar) och med positiv valens (t ex mat).

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Champoux-Larsson, M.-F., Dylman, A. & Esteves, F. (2018). Bilingualism and social flexibility. In: : . Paper presented at Social Communication Across the Lifespan, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, 27th-29th June, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bilingualism and social flexibility
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34043 (URN)
Conference
Social Communication Across the Lifespan, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, 27th-29th June, 2018
Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Champoux-Larsson, M.-F., Dylman, A. & Esteves, F. (2018). Bilinguals' social flexibility. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference on Bilingualism and Cognition, Pilani Goa Campus, India,November 1-3, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bilinguals' social flexibility
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34848 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Bilingualism and Cognition, Pilani Goa Campus, India,November 1-3, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
Santos, I. F., Machado, P. P. & Esteves, F. (2018). Development and validation of the Portuguese version of the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale. Ansiedad y Estres, 24(2-3), 81-89
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and validation of the Portuguese version of the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale
2018 (English)In: Ansiedad y Estres, ISSN 1134-7937, Vol. 24, no 2-3, p. 81-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents the psychometric properties for the Portuguese population of a brief self-report scale for diagnosing anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED): the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale (Stice et al., 2000). Method: To study the psychometric properties of EDDS, an exploratory factor analysis was done first, followed by a confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The results of the exploratory factor analysis revealed the existence of three components and the confirmatory factor analysis showed a structure with three latent variables (Body and Weight Concerns, Binge Eating Behaviour and Compensatory Behaviours), with a second order variable (Eating Disorder Symptoms) with a good adjustment fit. The internal consistency and the test–retest correlations revealed an adequate reliability and the inter-correlations of the EDDS subscales with other measures of the same and different constructs, supported the convergent and discriminant validity of this measure. Conclusions: Summing up, the EDDS seems to be a useful measure to assess eating disorders symptomatology in the Portuguese population. 

Keywords
Eating disorders, EDDS, Psychometric properties
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34597 (URN)10.1016/j.anyes.2018.07.002 (DOI)000454357400005 ()2-s2.0-85052726752 (Scopus ID)
Note

[Desarrollo y validación de la versión portuguesa de la Escala de Diagnóstico del Trastorno Alimentario]

Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Champoux-Larsson, M.-F., Dylman, A., Örnkloo, H. & Esteves, F. (2018). Identification of facial expressions of emotion by 4-year-old children from different linguistic environments. International Journal of Bilingualism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of facial expressions of emotion by 4-year-old children from different linguistic environments
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0069, E-ISSN 1756-6878Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The current study investigated the identification of facial expressions of emotion, a socio-emotional task that has not previously been examined in children from different linguistic environments. Eighty-four 4-year-olds growing up in one of three linguistic environments (monolingual, dominant bilingual, balanced bilingual) performed a task where they identified facial expressions (happiness, anger, sadness, fear). Accuracy was analysed with a mixed-design analysis of variance using group (monolinguals, dominant bilinguals and balanced bilinguals) and emotion (happy, angry, sad and scared) as between- and within-group variables, respectively. Our results showed a main effect of emotion, but there was no main effect of group. This suggests that 4-year-olds’ linguistic environment does not affect performance on an identification of facial expressions task. This study was the first to investigate the identification of facial expressions of emotion in children coming from different linguistic environments. As the socio-emotional development of bilinguals is not yet well understood, especially regarding the visual perception of emotions, this study is amongst the first to contribute to this area of research. Our results are therefore of significance as a building block for additional studies that should explore the visual perception of emotions in other types of tasks and populations.

Keywords
Facial expression of emotion, socio-emotional development, linguistic environment, language exposure, emotion perception
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33781 (URN)10.1177/1367006918781069 (DOI)2-s2.0-85048768132 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-14 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Ruiz Padial, E., Esteves, F., Thayer, J., Mata Martin, J. L. & Reyes del Paso, G. (2018). Relationship Between Brain And Heart Responses In Exogenous Attention To Humor And Incongruence: Preliminary Results. Paper presented at 58th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Psychophysiological-Research, Quebec City, CANADA, OCT 03-07, 2018. Psychophysiology, 55(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relationship Between Brain And Heart Responses In Exogenous Attention To Humor And Incongruence: Preliminary Results
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2018 (English)In: Psychophysiology, ISSN 0048-5772, E-ISSN 1469-8986, Vol. 55, no 1Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
Humor; Attention; Event-related Potentials
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35856 (URN)000453539300486 ()
Conference
58th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Psychophysiological-Research, Quebec City, CANADA, OCT 03-07, 2018
Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Esteves, F., Bernhardsson, J., Jansson, B. & Sundin, Ö. (2017). Emotional arousal and attention bias to female body shapes. In: : . Paper presented at 57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017 (pp. s151-s151). , 54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotional arousal and attention bias to female body shapes
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33459 (URN)
Conference
57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017
Available from: 2018-04-08 Created: 2018-04-08 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
Dylman, A., Champoux-Larsson, M.-F. & Esteves, F. (2017). Gender differences in the generation of emotional words in children and adults. In: : . Paper presented at 13th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Braga, Portugal, April 5-8, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender differences in the generation of emotional words in children and adults
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Studies have traditionally shown that there are differences between the number of words that men and women produce, where females generally produce more words than males. The same has been found for emotional words. However, it is unclear when during development, and why those differences arise. In order to understand this issue better, we replicated a study by Neshat Doost et al. (1999) on a Swedish population. Not only did we study emotional word generation in children (n = 127, age range 8-10 years) as in the original study by Neshat Doost et al. (1999), but we also tested an adult population (n = 183, mean age = 27.7 years) in order to compare different stages in life. Participants generated words based on ten categories, two of which were neutral, and eight of which were emotional categories, covering various aspects of happiness, sadness, and fear. Our results show similar gender differences in the targeted age groups. For the younger population, females produced more words than males in all emotional categories, but there was no difference in the neutral category. Similarly, in the adult population, women generated more words than men in most emotional categories, but no differences were found in the neutral categories. Overall, our results show no gender differences in word generation of neutral words for both the younger and the adult participants, but when it comes to the emotional categories, the female participants generated significantly more words than their male peers. This trend is observable even in children as young as 8-10 years, and persists into adulthood. Our results suggest that gender differences in amount of words generated is specific to, or at least more prominent for emotional words.

National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32166 (URN)
Conference
13th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Braga, Portugal, April 5-8, 2017
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Champoux-Larsson, M.-F., Dylman, A. & Esteves, F. (2017). Identification of facial expressions of emotion in bilingual children with different exposures to their languages. In: : . Paper presented at 13th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, April 5-8, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identification of facial expressions of emotion in bilingual children with different exposures to their languages
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We investigated the emotional development of bilingual children by measuring balanced and unbalanced 4-year-old bilinguals’ performance on an identification of emotional facial expressions task. A total of 84 children were divided into three groups: balanced bilinguals, unbalanced bilinguals, and monolinguals. Participants completed a computerized task where photographs of faces displaying anger, happiness, sadness, and fear were presented. The groups generally performed in line with previous research, but slightly differently from each other. For all three groups, the results showed that anger and happiness were more accurately identified, while sadness and fear were still difficult to identify for children at this age. However, there were interesting trends suggesting that balanced bilinguals made more refined judgments than the two other groups. Overall, this study supports the idea that the development of bilingual children is similar to their monolingual peers when it comes to learning to identify facial expressions of emotions, but that proportion of exposure to the bilingual child’s languages may lead to slightly different developmental courses.

National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32163 (URN)
Conference
13th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, April 5-8, 2017
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Bernhardsson, J., Bjärtå, A., Esteves, F. & Sundin, Ö. (2017). Make no mistake: You are being watched. In: : . Paper presented at 57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017 (pp. s153-s153). , 54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Make no mistake: You are being watched
2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33460 (URN)
Conference
57 Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria, October 11-15, 2017
Available from: 2018-04-08 Created: 2018-04-08 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
Strack, J., Lopes, P., Esteves, F. & Fernandez-Berrocal, P. (2017). Must we suffer to succeed?: When anxiety boosts motivation and performance. Journal of Individual Differences, 38(2), 113-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Must we suffer to succeed?: When anxiety boosts motivation and performance
2017 (English)In: Journal of Individual Differences, ISSN 1614-0001, E-ISSN 2151-2299, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 113-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Why do some people work best under pressure? In two studies, we examined whether and how people use anxiety to motivate themselves. As predicted, clarity of feelings moderated the relationship between trait anxiety and the tendency to use this emotion as a source of motivation (i.e., anxiety motivation). Furthermore, anxiety motivation mediated the relationship between trait anxiety and outcomes - including academic achievement (Study 1) as well as persistence and job satisfaction (Study 2). These findings suggest that individuals who are clear about their feelings are more likely to thrive on anxiety and eustress and possibly use these to achieve their goals and find satisfaction at work.

Keywords
Anxiety, Emotion regulation, Emotional clarity, Emotional intelligence, Motivation
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30997 (URN)10.1027/1614-0001/a000228 (DOI)000404998200006 ()2-s2.0-85020077758 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-26 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
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