Issue 2 – Student Spotlight

by Livia Sacchi 


Livia Sacchi is a third-year PhD student in the Psychophysiology and Emotion Regulation Lab (PERL) at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her research examines the intersection of personality and emotions. She is especially interested in exploring pathways from traits to emotional reactions through appraisal processes, which are cognitive evaluations of environmental contexts. Her studies aim to shed light on individual differences in emotional reactivity. Her work has been published in some of our field’s prominent outlets, including Emotion and BMC Public Health. Apart from her scholarly outputs, she has been awarded “Honourable Mention” in the Poster presentations in 2022 SAS Conference. She has also recently joined the Graduate Editorial Board of Personality and Social Psychology Review.

As this year’s SASSC Vice-President, Livia is excited to work with students and faculty to increase the diversity within the SAS community. She has proposed different initiatives for SAS in the future, such as organising workshops related to biases in affective research and holding a SAS summer school which is tailored to diversity-related topics. Livia and the SAS community are excited to share their ideas with you and they hope to see you at 2023 SAS Conference!

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