Teresa Garcia-Marques


Teresa Garcia-Marques
Teresa Garcia-Marques

General Information

Academic Category: 
Full Professor
Scientific-Pedagogical Department : 
Social and Organizational Psychology
Research<br />Unit: 
Research Unit on Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology I & D Unit (UIPCDE)

Biographical note

She is an Full Professor at ISPA, having obtained her degree at the Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon in 1986, and later obtained her Master in Probabilities and Statistics at the Faculty of Sciences in 1993. She finished her PhD in Psychology at the University of Lisbon in 1999.

Within her Academic Management activities she’s been Director of the Investigation Centre and of the Psychology Lab at ISPA. She’s a member of Scientific Societies such as the Portuguese Psychology Association, Portuguese Experimental Psychology Association, American Psychology Association and the European Association of Social Psychology. Her main investigative interests lay within the framework of Social Cognition where she has supervised several Master and PhD thesis. She is a member of the Research Unit on Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology I & D Unit (UIPCDE) at ISPA until 2015 and is leading investigator in several FCT funded investigation projects. Her work is published in chapters in international books and specialized reviews amongst which the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Cognition. Since 2002 she is Editor of the Psychology Lab Review.

Research Interests

My main interest is to understand the role that feelings have and exert on cognitive processing. Congruently, my research projects focus the study of the role of familiarity, affect, and emotion in areas such as persuasion and impression formation. Ongoing work includes the development and test of the FARM (Familiarity As a Regulation Mechanism) model, developed in collaboration with Professor Diane Mackie, from UCSB; the study of how feelings of familiarity feed judgments (that integrates the study of how subjective experiences impact truth judgments- Project PTDC/PSI-PCO/121916/2010, which is to other judgments such as time duration and probability); the approach to Heuristic processing (at explicit and implicit level- Project PTDC/PSI-PCO/121925/2010) in persuasion and decision making and to Social Facilitation effects on cognition (how Presence of others directly modulates cognitive processing - Bial grant).

Current PhD students (supervision and co-supervision)

Rita Silva

Does repeating information affect the mode of processing? A question of familiarity, fluency or capacity? (FCT grant) 

Inês Galhardas Vicente da Cruz Dias

Affective congruence. Does it occur at an appraisal level? FCT grant)

Alexandre Fernandes

Perception of time and duration. Its modulation by attention and affective factors. FCT grant)

Cristina Fonseca

Feeling as information of action capabilities,


Pedro José dos Santos Ponte da Silva (PhD student until 2012)

Ricardo Jorge Rodrigues Moita da Fonseca (PhD student until 2012)

Ana Maria Basílio Cabral Domingos(PhD student until 2012)

David Rodrigues(PhD student until 2010)

Marilia Prada (PhD student until 2010)

Jorge Manuel Quaresma Senos(PhD student until 2008)