ERC Starting Grant Hans Alves (EN)
Hans Alves

Grantee Professor Hans Alves

Professor Hans Alves, Professor of Social Cognition, was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

Hans Alves studied psychology at the University of Heidelberg and Arizona State University between 2006 and 2012. In 2010, a research residency took him to New York University. For his dissertation, he conducted research at the Social Cognition Center of the University of Cologne from 2012 and was a visiting scholar at the University of Lisbon and the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. After his PhD in 2016, he was a postdoc at the University of Cologne. On 1 April 2021, he was appointed Professor of Social Cognition at Ruhr University Bochum.

In his ERC grant, he is researching the aspects according to which we judge strangers. The project starts in 2021.

How Sympathy and Aversion Are Determined

We tend to notice the negative qualities of strangers more than the positive ones. Even if we don’t have any bad intentions.


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