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 Ángel V. Jiménez

Ángel V. Jiménez

PhD Student

 

I am a postgraduate research student working with Dr. Alex Mesoudi (supervisor) and Dr. Charlotte Brand (Post-Doctoral Researcher) in the Project “The Cultural Evolution of Social Hierarchy”. We will carry out a number of laboratory, online and field experiments to explore the effects of dominance-based and prestige-based social hierarchies on social learning and the long-term consequences of learning from high status individuals. Prior to this project, I studied a master at Durham University, where I conducted a couple of experiments about cognitive biases in vaccine-related information and decisions.

Broad research specialisms:

Cultural Evolution

Evolution of Human Behaviour

Experimental Social Psychology

Transmission Biases

Qualifications

2016 M.A. Research Methods in Anthropology, Cultural Evolution Pathway (with Distinction). Durham University, UK.

2015 Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (1st class honours). UNED, Spain.

2011 Bachelor’s Degree in History. University of Valladolid, Spain.

Research

Research projects

Project Title: The Cultural Evolution of Social Hierarchy. An Experimental Investigation.

Supervisors: Dr. Alex Mesoudi.

Funding Body: Leverhulme Trust.

Project Description:

The goal of the project is to study the effects of dominance-based and prestige-based social hierarchies on social learning and the long-term consequences of learning from high status individuals.

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