I am a social psychologist studying basic psychological mechanisms of human belief and behaviour. My work covers the areas of social and political psychology, and social cognition while I have a broad background and am particularly open to interdisciplinary approaches.
My research focuses on the psychology of misinformation, belief in conspiracy theories and other aspects of digital citzenship.
I am particularly interested in the Truth bias in linguistic communication –a tendency to believe by default information communicated to us, even if it is false– which was also the topic of my PhD thesis. If you want to find out more about the truth-bias and its effects, you can have a look at this video or even participate in an online study.
I am also interested in explaining conspiracy and anti-scientific beliefs through the lense of political attitudes and other socio-political variables, as well as in documenting the effects of misinformation, problematic content and unfounded beliefs.
I obtained my PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles. During postdoctoral researcher positions I held at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and the Université libre de Bruxelles, I also worked on literacy, social influence in public opinion and sustainable decisions. For one year I worked at the Competence Center for Behavioural Insights of the European Commission as a policy researcher.
I am a member of the International Society for Political Psychology (ISPP), the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and I currently chair the Early Career Committee of the ISPP.