|Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology||L59|
Research Experience and Interests
I have extensive experience in evolutionary, social, cognitive and individual differences psychology research in the following areas:
• The effect of childhood socioeconomic status on behavioural inhibition
• Gender differences in Machiavellianism
• The relations between theory of mind and Machiavellianism
• The effects of Machiavellianism on cooperation, competition and punishment behaviour in social dilemma situations.
My current research focuses on:
• The effects of socio-economic deprivation on decision-making in social dilemma situations
• The role of Sensory Processing Sensitivity in social situations, with a particular emphasis on coalition formation and the detection of rivals and adversaries
- Ináncsi, Tamás, Pilinszki, Attila, Paál, Tünde & Láng, András (2018). Perceptions of close relationship through the Machiavellians´ dark glasses: Negativity, distrust, self-protection against risk and dissatisfaction. Europe’s Journal of Psychology 14(4): 806.
- Czibor, Andrea, Szabo, Zsolt Peter, Jones, Daniel N., Zsido, Andras Norbert, Paal, Tunde, Szijjarto, Linda, Carre, Jessica R. & Bereczkei, Tamas (2017). Male and female face of Machiavellianism: Opportunism or anxiety? Personality and Individual Differences 117: 221.
- Paál, Tünde, Carpenter, Thomas & Nettle, Daniel (2015). Childhood socioeconomic deprivation, but not current mood, is associated with behavioural disinhibition in adults. PeerJ 3: e964.
- Paál, Tünde & Bereczkei, Tamás (2015). Punishment as a Means of Competition: Implications for Strong Reciprocity Theory. PLOS ONE 10(3): e0120394.
- Paal, Tunde & Bereczkei, Tamas (2007). Adult theory of mind, cooperation, Machiavellianism: The effect of mindreading on social relations. Personality and Individual Differences 43(3): 541.