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Dr Mathew Marques Lecturer, Psychology

Dr Marques is a social psychologist whose research interests include understanding the role of psychological mechanisms (e.g., trust, conspiracy theories, ideologies) in the formation of attitudes toward controversial scientific research (e.g., genetically modified foods, vaccinations), and more broadly in science communication. He is also interested in the role of epistemological processes such as anti-intellectualism in the evaluation of emerging technologies, and how these and other values shape judgments of scientific actors. Mathew also researches the tall poppy syndrome, and the effects of differing status and aspects such as deservingness on attitudes towards tall poppies and underdogs. Dr Marques is also an expert in statistical analytic techniques such as multilevel modeling and various forms of structural equation modeling.


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