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 Ángel V. Jiménez

Ángel V. Jiménez

PhD Student

 Stella Turk Building 


University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE


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”. I am carrying out cultural evolution experiments about the transmission of information provided by prestigious and non-prestigious 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:

Transmission Biases

Social Hierarchy



Jiménez, Á. V. & Mesoudi, A. (2019). Prestige biased social learning: current evidence and outstanding questions. Palgrave Communications, 5:20. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0228-7.

Jiménez, Á. V., Stubbersfield, J. M., & Tehrani, J. J. (2018). An experimental investigation into the transmission of antivax attitudes using a fictional health controversy. Social Science & Medicine, 215, 23-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.08.032.​

Jiménez, Á. V. & Mesoudi, A. (Submitted). Prestige does not affect the cultural transmission of novel controversial arguments in an online transmission chain experiment. Preprint available on https://psyarxiv.com/3u9wh

Jiménez, Á. V., Mesoudi, A. & Tehrani, J.J. (Submitted). No evidence that omission and congruity biases affect the perception and recall of vaccine-related information.  Preprint available on https://psyarxiv.com/uqdn6/


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 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.


Supervision / Group

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