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I'm a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Psychology at New York University, NY, USA, where I am affiliated with the Motivation Lab.

I study how people construct knowledge and beliefs about self, others, groups, and a society under uncertainty and disagreement, and how these psychological mechanisms in turn generate complex patterns of culture in terms of the magnitude, speed, and frequency of social change, diversity of beliefs, polarization, and schism. I particularly focus on the role of minority dissent in these processes. To investigate multilevel causal links and iterations over time, I weave together psychology and other social science with a complex adaptive systems approach. I use behavioral experiments, surveys, network analysis, and agent-based computational modeling.

You can also find me on NYUGoogle Scholar and ResearchGate.