Paulo S. Boggio's research while affiliated with University of São Paulo and other places

Publications (12)

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Objective Although relatively costly and non-scalable, non-invasive neuromodulation interventions are treatment alternatives for neuropsychiatric disorders. The recent developments of highly-deployable transcranial electric stimulation (tES) systems, combined with mobile-Health technologies, could be incorporated in digital trials to overcome metho...
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We present a largescale, preregistered examination of factors that explain why citizens of certain nations might show higher levels of national narcissism than others. National narcissism is the belief that one’s nation is exceptional yet undervalued. It is related to several social ills, including conspiracy beliefs, intergroup aggression, extremi...
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At the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 became a global problem. Despite all the efforts to emphasize the relevance of preventive measures, not everyone adhered to them. Thus, learning more about the characteristics determining attitudinal and behavioral responses to the pandemic is crucial to improving future interventions. In this study, we applied ma...
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Previous studies demonstrated that exposure to humor has beneficial effects on psychological well-being. In the present work, we investigated the behavioral and psychophysiological effects of different types of humor on psychological well-being and on the performance during the execution of a stressful cognitive task. To this aim, we examined the b...
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We present a largescale, pre-registered examination of factors that explain why citizens of certain nations might show higher levels of national narcissism than others. National narcissism is the belief that one’s nation is exceptional yet undervalued. It is related to several social ills, including conspiracy beliefs, intergroup aggression, extrem...
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Changing collective behaviour and supporting non-pharmaceutical interventions is an important component in mitigating virus transmission during a pandemic. In a large international collaboration (Study 1, N = 49,968 across 67 countries), we investigated self-reported factors associated with public health behaviours (e.g., spatial distancing and str...
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Cooperation is essential to overcome global pandemics and other health crises, as many preventative measures require people to bear a personal cost to benefit other people or society as a whole. Wearing a face mask, for example, protects other people more than it protects oneself. In this essay, we discuss several mechanisms that are known to promo...

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... Recent research which has also used this data and originated from the same international collaboration project (ICSMP) have used advanced machine-learning algorithms, established measurement equivalence of the moral identity internalization and symbolization sub-scales across the 67 countries included in the data set [39]. The original paper of Van Bavel et al. [31] reported a two-factor model (Internalization and Symbolization), with acceptable internal consistency. ...
... SHK recognizes the effect of two competing worldviews, national identification versus collective narcissism, on Covid-19 policy compliance . Although national identification effects are substantial, collective narcissism has a lesser but meaningful effect (Federico et al., 2020;Van Bavel et al., 2020). An ascending solidarity-care ethics nexus entails resilience and human flourishing, and a descending nexus entails vulnerability and a distressed community. ...
... An analysis of mobility data for 15 million Americans found that voting for Trump and watching Fox News were two of the biggest predictors of not complying with social distancing regulations during the pandemic (15) Additionally, exposure to cues from party elites (e.g., Trump or Biden promoting the vaccine) can causally influence vaccination intentions (16). However, vaccination attitudes and COVID-19 prevention behaviors have not been strongly related to conservatism in most other countries (10,(17)(18)(19), indicating messages from political elites (20), rather than conservative ideology on its own, may have played a unique role in politicizing attitudes about the vaccine. ...
... While digital contact tracing provides an effective tool to curb the spread of pandemics, uptake rates remain suboptimal. We study the effect of social messages (Capraro et al. 2021, Capraro et al. 2019, Dal Bó & Dal Bó 2014 and the effect of observed effort previously invested in sending. ...