Who I am

cropped-fiagbenu-michael-edem-img_5285.jpgA final year PhD student at the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS-Uncertainty School) and the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany.  I employ a variety of methods (e.g. surveys, lab experiments etc.) to investigate the cognitive, biological and economic foundations of socio-political attitudes and beliefs.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I received my BSc in Psychology (University of Ghana) and MSc in Neuroscience (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim-Norway). After that I worked as a research assistant in cognitive neuroscience (Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany). I am currently a visiting researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.