Nathalia Gjersoe

Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Bath,

My research interests are based in cognitive developmental psychology. Understanding people’s behaviour and thinking is difficult because it is rarely rational or transparent, even to the person themselves. Much of what we do and think is governed by unconscious biases and attitudes. One way to examine these biases in adults is to use techniques such as brain imaging and biological arousal to monitor unconscious processes. Another way is to explore how these biases arise, often in early childhood, and what purpose they serve.