I'm a visiting professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, where I am affiliated with the Brain, Behavior, and Quantitative Science Program.
I study (a) how ingroup norms and societal culture shape human beliefs and behaviors under uncertainty and (b) 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, network analysis, and agent-based computational modeling.