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Dr Vladimir Ponizovskiy

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology


I study the ways in which stories motivate human behaviour. My theoretical focus is on value instantiation - the process through which universal evolutionarily-defined motivations get expressed in everyday behaviours. My applied work includes research on terrorism, health behaviour, electoral politics, climate and anti-war activism using traditional, and computational social science methods.

Research interests

  • Human Values
  • Attitude Formation
  • Social Influence
  • Computational Social Science