Matthew Gervais

Postdoctoral Fellow


Currently we are studying the interaction of self- and other-representations in emotion experience and behavior. Specifically, we are investigating the role of contempt in mediating the effects of power on interpersonal motives and behavior. As part of this we are developing new ways of measuring contempt and its downstream consequences.



Research Classification

Origins and Evolution of Man
Evolution of Thought
Social and Cultural Psychiatry
Psychology - Biological Aspects
Motivations and Emotions
Social Networks
Social Contexts

Research Interests

Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Psychology
Cultural Psychology
Affective Science

Research Methodology

Ethnographic Field Work (Fiji)
Cultural Domain Analysis
Experimental Economics
Focus Groups
Time Allocation Sampling
Dried Blood Spot Collection
Social Network Analysis

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