Copenhagen Personality and Social Psychology research group (CoPSY)

We conduct research across areas of personality and social psychology.

Our research group shares the common goal to understand and predict social cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. In doing so, we consider the power personality traits, the immediate situation, and the broader sociocultural context. We also engage with multidisciplinary perspectives and conduct research across domains of behavioral economics, cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, environmental psychology, health psychology, political psychology, as well as work and organizational psychology (and more).

Our research draws on a variety of methods, including online, lab, and field experiments, agent-based simulations, and “big data” analyses, as well as ethnographic, observational, and other qualitative methods.

Through our research, we aim to develop and refine theories of social interaction and we also aim to apply these theories to inform practice. As such, we want to create positive change around significant global challenges, such as mitigating climate change, eliminating disease, improving the well-being of individuals, groups and communities, understanding cultural pluralism and economic inequality, and preventing intergroup violence.

We are committed to theory-building, socially-relevant psychological research that follows open science principles.

I you want to have further information regarding CoPSY's members, research, funding, etc., please visit the group's website:

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Researchers/group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Ana Paula Souza Santana PhD Student   E-mail
Ingo Zettler Professor +4535324850 E-mail
Lau Lilleholt PhD Student +4524633439 E-mail
Robert Böhm Professor +4535337227 E-mail
Seamus Anthony Power Associate Professor +4535332576 E-mail
Shambhavi Tiwari PhD Student   E-mail
Thomas Madsen PhD Student +4535324055 E-mail
Thomas Morton Professor +4535326356 E-mail