Welcome!

Hello! I’m an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick in the Behavioural Science group.

I study mental tools that people use to make sense of the world, especially how we use mental models to understand complex systems and moral intuitions to navigate the social world. These tools help us to overcome our cognitive limits and solve coordination problems. But they also lead us to make bad – yet often very interesting – mistakes in everyday situations such as how we vote, invest, or donate money. I'm interested in both basic cognitive science issues as well as how they manifest in the real world.

 

The best way to learn more about my work is by checking out my Google Scholar profile (some of my papers are also on my outdated Publications page). If the mood strikes, you can also read my CV or a short Bio, or look into my brilliant Collaborators or Colleagues.

Occasionally I blog – feel free to leave a comment if you find something interesting, inspiring, or disagreeable.

I am currently looking for Ph.D. students who are interested in collaborating on these topics. Check out the Prospective Students page for some examples of research topics you could work on, and feel free to get in touch with me to discuss ideas.

Apparently I'm also on Twitter? Questions or comments? Shoot me an email!

University of Warwick

Department of Psychology

United Kingdom

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