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Dr Tunde Paal

Teaching Fellow


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Teaching Fellow in the Department of PsychologyL59 


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