Sara Sousa

PhD Student
Social Cognition and Body Odors Team

Sara Sousa is currently a PhD student working at the William James Center for Research CCB lab. The focus of her research is on how human chemosignals emitted during different emotional states can influence cognitive processes. More specifically, she investigates how witnesses’ reports can be impacted by their emotional states, by manipulating said emotional states through emotional chemosignals (namely fear, happy or neutral body odors). She is also interested in studying the impact of visual cues from bystanders on the witnesses’ visual attention.

Supervised at WJCR by: Gün R. Semin

Main publications

Cardoso, J., Almeida, T., Ramos, C., & Sousa, S. (2018). Relationship between childhood trauma and sleep disturbances: The role of perceived stress as a mediator. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma27(10), 1075-1089. doi:10.1080/10926771.2018.1501628