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A.B. (Anastassia) Vivanco Carlevari

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Social Psychology
Photographer: Simon Metselaar

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15900
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Since 2020, I am doing a PhD supervised by Gerben van Kleef and Suzanne Oosterwijk. My project focus on the motives and outcomes of exploring the suffering of strangers. This is a very common behavior, done by talking about distant others' stories, on social media, through movies, books, on the news, and many more. What do stories of hardship have that drag people's interest? This research project investigates psychological processes such as motivated empathy, social curiosity, interpersonal emotion regulation, and meaning-making. You can find a brief video of my PhD dissertation topic in the following link:

    Before my doctoral studies, I completed a BA in Psychology at Universidad Católica de Chile (2014) and an MSc in Social Cognition at University College London (2019). My master’s dissertation studied the impact of empathic accuracy and power status in voice behavior. I also have experience working as Research Assistant in Centro de Apego y Regulacion Emocional, Universidad del Desarrollo (2016-2020). There I was involved in projects about interpersonal stress, psychopathology, and parent-child interaction. 


  • Publications



    • Cornejo, M., Rocha, C., Villarroel, N., Cáceres, E., & Vivanco, A. (2020). Tell me your story about the Chilean dictatorship: When doing memory is taking positions. Memory Studies, 13(4), 601-616. [details]
    • Reyes, G., Vivanco-Carlevari, A., Medina, F., Manosalva, C., de Gardelle, V., Sackur, J., & Silva, J. R. (2020). Hydrocortisone decreases metacognitive efficiency independent of perceived stress. Scientific Reports, 10(1), Article 14100.


    • Silva, J. R., Vivanco-Carlevari, A., Martínez, C., & Krause, M. (2018). Introjective individuals tend toward anhedonia: Self-report and experimental evidence. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(JUL), Article 298.


    • Silva, J. R., Vivanco-Carlevari, A., Barrientos, M., Martínez, C., Salazar, L., & Krause, M. (2017). Biological stress reactivity as an index of the two polarities of the experience model. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 83-86.


    • Cornejo, M., Reyes, M. J., Cruz, M. A., Villarroel, N., Vivanco, A., Cáceres, E., & Rocha, C. (2013). Historias de la dictadura militar chilena desde voces generacionales. Psykhe, 22(2), 49-65.


    • Oosterwijk, S. (participant), Vivanco Carlevari, A. (organiser) & van Kleef, G. (organiser) (3-7-2023). The costs and benefits of engaging with other people’s suffering., Krakow (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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