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Jamin Halberstadt

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Otago

Jamin Halberstadt received his B.A. in philosophy from Swarthmore College, and his Ph.D. in social cognition at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is currently a full professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research. His eclectic research interests include emotion and decision making, social categorization and aesthetics, religious cognition, and “in vivo behavioral tracking,” a methodology he pioneered to permit the experimental study of large groups in unfettered contexts (e.g., a sports stadium). He has authored and co-authored over 60 articles and book chapters and is currently a Senior Editor at Psychological Science, the field’s premier outlet for empirical research.


  • 2015–2017
    Research fellow, University of Otago