Rita Pasion

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Professional Bio

Rita Pasion holds a PhD degree in Psychology (Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) and is a certified member of the Portuguese Psychological Association. Since 2014, her main topic of research has relied on searching for basic mechanisms of psychopathology/ personality to conceive empirically-informed classification diagnosis systems. She is currently involved in research projects framed within the Research Domain Criteria from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology. Using both frameworks, she eagers to characterize emerging transdiagnostic neurobiological mechanisms explaining comorbidity between various forms of psychopathology, by leveraging the interface between quantitative, empirically-derived models of psychopathology and neurobiological approaches. Specifically, she is leading a project in the HiTOP Neurobiological Foundations workgroup aiming to assess how temporal features of EEG can predict clinical outcomes, by starting from the most basic building blocks of the psychopathology structure (e.g., symptom) and proceeding to the highest level of generality (i.e., high-order latent factors).

Her research work has resulted in a considerable amount of scientific production with more than 40 publications in top-level international journals. Now, she ranks in the top 0.13% and 0,92% researchers on Personality and Evoked Potentials worldwide (#1 in her country), respectively. She received 3 awards: one for fostering open science practices (OSF) and the other 2 as an early career researcher in psychology. Currently, she is Head of the Brain.Edge–Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Lab in Porto, Auxiliary Professor at Lusófona University, Director of the master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychology, Lecturer of Psychopathology, Personality&Individual Differences, Neuropsychology, and Research Methods in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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Interest Group

Health Psychology