Thank you for visiting this site dedicated to the study of Political Psychology.

I received a D. Phil in Psychology from the University of Essex (U. K.); professionally, I have worked as a Political Psychology advisor for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, I own a political consultancy firm that specialises in political psychology, behavioural insights, electoral strategies and political communication. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

My research interests are both in the Social Psychology of Politics and Political Behaviour. I am particularly interested in understanding the psychological processes by which people develop, adhere, and adjust their political loyalties.

In particular, I concentrate on how existential threats interact with epistemic needs for closure by activating needs for consensus and agreement to, in turn, punish deviants from a perceived generalised political agreement.

In my academic research, using Terror Management Theory (TMT; Greenberg, Pyszczynski and Solomon, 1986)–specifically the manipulation known as Mortality Salience (MS)–, I looked at the way in which reminders of mortality mediate changes in political preferences, patterns of voting behaviour, and adherences to political parties.

My doctoral research assesses the relationship between needs for cognitive closure (NFC; Kruglanski, Webster, & Klem, 1993) and evaluations of political ideology changes, as a function of mortality salience (MS).

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