Besides research, I have the great pleasure to lecture and supervise students.
I organise and lecture the “Socially Intelligent Artificial Technologies in Society” year 4/PGT module (2019-2020/Semester 2). This course explores society and human psychology in an era of ever-evolving technological innovations. We specifically investigate the impact of socially intelligent artificial technologies in an ever changing societal setting: How do interactions with immersive human-inspired social technologies, whether the internet, social media, smart phones, virtual reality or social robotics, (re)shape human life? We will also explore how psychological research and innovation influence and change socially intelligent artificial technologies.
I will give a guest lecture on the “Social Robotics year 4/PGT module””. The title of the lecture will be: “Probing the Flexibility of Human Social Cognition During Interactions with Artificial Agents”.
Ongoing student projects 2018-2019:
Currently, I (co-)supervise the following students:
Katerina Manoli (MSc Research Methods) is investigating how socialness is represented in the Person Perception network and Theory-of-Mind network.
Michaela Kent (MSc Brain Sciences Project) is testing the relation between Theory-of-Mind network activation and dispositional anthropomorphism.
Isabella Gould (MSc Psychological Studies) is working on a project that maps automatic imitation in daily life.
Luca Leisten and Hanna Seelemeyer (DAAD interns) are working on the spatial registration of fNIRS optodes using photogrammetry and are running a first fNIRS validation study.
Martin Hoffman (Erasmus+ intern) is working on a date-driven method to understand long-term human-robot interaction.
- Spencer Day (BSc Psychology) investigated reciprocity during human-robot interaction. This projects was based on Mahmoodi et al. (2018).