Matthias Gobel

University Brunel University London
Department Psychology

Research details

My research investigates how social contexts shape the human mind, thought and behaviour. I primarily focus on the psychological study of social hierarchy from social, cultural as well as socio-cognitive neuroscience perspectives. I am interested in how cultures shape social hierarchy, how higher or lower ranks guide visual attention, as well as the differential psychological effects of dominance and prestige. I completed a MSc in Social Psychology at the University of Paris and a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University College London. Before joining Brunel University London, I was the SAGE Research Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a JSPS short-term fellow at the Kokoro Research Center at Kyoto University.