Ana Costa

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Banco de Portugal (BdP) produces statistics to allow an in-depth understanding of the Portuguese economical situation and to comply with international requirements. With this purpose, the BdP collects high amounts of detailed data from a wide array of institutions, much of which derives from their accounting systems. The quality of this process is improved(More)
In this study, we present the normative values of the adaptation of the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS-2; Bradley & Lang, 2007a) for European Portuguese (EP). The IADS-2 is a standardized database of 167 naturally occurring sounds that is widely used in the study of emotions. The sounds were rated by 300 college students who were native(More)
Resumo Neste trabalho apresentamos o projecto Procura-PALvras (P-PAL) cujo principal objectivó e de-senvolver uma ferramenta electrónica que disponibilize informação sobré ındices psicolinguísticos ob-jectivos e subjectivos de palavras do Português Europeu (PE). O P-PAL será disponibilizado gratuita-mentè a comunidade científica num formato amigável a(More)
We examined the potential advantage of the lexical databases using subtitles and present SUBTLEX-PT, a new lexical database for 132,710 Portuguese words obtained from a 78 million corpus based on film and television series subtitles, offering word frequency and contextual diversity measures. Additionally we validated SUBTLEX-PT with a lexical decision study(More)
Resumo Neste trabalho apresentamos as estratégias e os procedimentos adoptados na constituição de uma nova medida de frequência lexical do Português Europeu contemporâneo, o Procura-PALavras (P-PAL). Baseado num corpus de mais de 227 milhões de palavras, o P-PAL é uma aplicação web que oferece, por defeito, valores de frequência lexical para todas as suas(More)
This study presents the results of the adaptation of the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) for European Portuguese (EP). Following the original procedure of Lang et al., 2000 native speakers of EP rated the 1,182 pictures of the last version of the IAPS set on the three affective dimensions of valence, arousal, and dominance, using the(More)
In a recent meta-analysis, Khemlani & Johnson-Laird (2012) showed that the conclusions drawn by human reasoners in psychological experiments about syllogistic reasoning are not the conclusions predicted by classical first-order logic. Moreover, current cognitive theories deviate significantly from the empirical data. In this paper we show how human(More)
The diffusion and expansion of mobile phone plans to fulfill the demands of consumption made increase the use of mobile phones by the poorest classes of society. This phenomenon is a global trend generated by advances in the means of communication. The constant insertion of mobile technologies in the teaching and learning process has favored the emergence(More)
OBJECTIVE The supervision of counsellors, counselling psychologists, and psychotherapists is generally perceived to be an invaluable component of training and practice. The present study analysed this process to explore the meanings of supervision and to consider implications for clinical practice and training. DESIGN This study presents the accounts of(More)
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