In my PhD project - "The malleability of political attitudes" - I have been exploring the cognitive mechanisms behind attitude change, and how much people know about their own political beliefs. The research builds on findings showing that peoples' deep-seated political beliefs are highly flexible and easily influenced by the situation and observations about their own behavior. I have used experimental methods inspired by the choice blindness paradigm to explore how our minds adapt and update itself in response to new information.
Besides this research, I explore novel and innovative techniques to study public opinion.
Here is a short video clip from a documentary showing my research in action: http://www.lucs.lu.se/2018/07/choice-blindness-in-science-of-magic-documentary/
And here is a short piece summarizing some of the latest findings: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/knowing-decisions/201902/rationalizing-our-way-new-political-attitudes
PhD candidate, Lund University
CEO & analyst, Parlametric
Research assistant, Lund University
Department of Philosophy, Lund University, M.Sc. in cognitive science
Department of Linguistics & Philology, Uppsala University, B.A. in general linguistics
Depolarizing American voters: Democrats and Republicans are equally susceptible to false attitude feedback, PLOS ONE
Correction of manipulated responses in the choice blindness paradigm: What are the predictors?, Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
False beliefs and confabulation can lead to lasting changes in political attitudes, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Lasting political attitude change induced by false feedback about own survey responses, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
How the polls can be both spot on and dead wrong: Using choice blindness to shift political attitudes and voter intentions, PLOS ONE
Lifting the veil of morality: choice blindness and attitude reversals on a self-transforming survey, PLOS ONE