Rafael Ribeiro is a current PhD student in Language and Cognition Sciences at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. His main research topics and interests focus on emotions, language, and music. He completed a degree in psychology and has published articles in scientific journals, including Nature Human Behavior and Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. He has also published a manual on Group Singing Interventions with Older Adults. Currently, his PhD project focus on emotional granularity, language, and the emotional response to music. Rafael Ribeiro is also a professional musician, with experience as instrumentalist and composer.

Personal identification

Full name
Rafael Ramos Ribeiro

Citation names

  • Ribeiro, Rafael
  • Ribeiro, R. R.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • rafael_ribeiro@iscte-iul.pt (Professional)
  • s-rararibeiro@ucp.pt (Professional)


Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Psychology
  • Medical and Health Sciences - Basic Medicine - Neurosciences


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2022 - 2026
Ciências da Cognição e da Linguagem (Doutoramento)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
2022 - 2024
Neuropsicologia (Mestrado)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Psicologia (Licenciatura)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal


Host institution
2021/06 - 2021/12 Research Trainee (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2020 - 2021 Research Assistant (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal


  1. Arriaga, P.; Ribeiro, R. R.; Lima, M. L.; Galinha, I. C.; Pires, A.. Cante Pela Sua Saúde: Manual do Programa da Intervenção de Canto em Grupo para Seniores. Lisboa, Portugal: Iscte. 2021.
    Published • 10.15847/CISCANTESAUDE
  2. Arriaga, P.; Ribeiro, R. R.; Azevedo, S.; Lima, M. L.; Galinha, I. C.; Pires, A.; Frizza, J.; et al. Cante pela Sua Saúde: Memória do Projeto Grupos de Canto para Seniores. Lisboa, Portugal: Iscte. 2021.
    Published • 10.15847/CISCANTESAUDEMEMORIA
Journal article
  1. Buchanan, Erin M.; Lewis, Savannah C.; Paris, Bastien; Forscher, Patrick S.; Pavlacic, Jeffrey M.; Beshears, Julie E.; Drexler, Shira Meir; et al. "The Psychological Science Accelerator’s COVID-19 rapid-response dataset". Scientific Data 10 1 (2023): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01811-7.
  2. Dorison, Charles A.; Lerner, Jennifer S.; Heller, Blake H.; Rothman, Alexander J.; Kawachi, Ichiro I.; Wang, Ke; Ribeiro, Rafael; et al. "In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries". Affective Science 3 3 (2022): 577-602. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42761-022-00128-3.
  3. Nandor Hajdu; Kathleen Schmidt; Gergely Acs; Jan Philipp Röer; Alberto Mirisola; Arriaga, P.; Ribeiro, R. R.; et al. "Contextual factors predicting compliance behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic: A machine learning analysis on survey data from 16 countries". PLOS ONE 17 11 (2022): e0276970. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0276970.
    Published • 10.1371/journal.pone.0276970
  4. Legate; N.; Nguyen, T.; Weinstein, N.; Moller, A.; Legault, L.; Vally, Z.; Tajchman, Z.; et al. "A Global Experiment on Motivating Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119 22 (2022): https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2111091119.
    Published • 10.1073/pnas.2111091119
  5. Wang, Ke; Goldenberg, Amit; Dorison, Charles A.; Miller, Jeremy K.; Uusberg, Andero; Lerner, Jennifer S.; Gross, James J.; et al. "A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic". Nature Human Behaviour 5 8 (2021): 1089-1110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x.