Teresa Gomes Arrulo

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Personal profile

Research Focus

My PhD project, “Beneath the Surface”, combines my primary research interests, exploring the relationship(s) between stress, personality and music listening in adults. Specifically, it investigates how particular traits and music styles may influence individuals’ levels of stress and performance under stressful conditions. This involves assessing how the controversiality and common undesirability of certain traits (e.g. Psychopathy) and music styles (e.g. hip-hop/rap) might conceal their potential advantages in relation to stress, as these can become overshadowed by the advantages of their more unequivocally desirable counterparts (e.g. Mental Toughness or classical music, respectively). The importance of this research lies in its potential to provide more accessible strategies to combat stress and its negative repercussions.

Achievements

At the age of 18, I moved to London where I completed my BSc Psychology with First Class Honours, receiving the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award for Best Overall Performance, London Metropolitan University’s Recognition Award for Academic Excellence and Top Thirty Students Award, in 2017. My Bachelor’s dissertation focused on the influence of music listening on interpersonal relationships. 

Prizes

Best First Class Honours Award - Top Thirty Students

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Psychological Society (BPS) Undergraduate Award

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Recipient), 2017

Prize: National/international honour

Recognition Award for Academic Excellence

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in conference

10th Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Participant)
20 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Beneath the Surface: Stress, Psychopathy & Hip-Hop/Rap Music

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Advisor)
20 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Beneath the Surface: Stress, Psychopathy & Hip-Hop/Rap Music

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Advisor)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Impact of Music on Empathy

Teresa Gomes Arrulo (Participant)
09 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation