I am a cognitive scientist studying the evolutionary and cognitive determinants of social cognition. I have mainly focused on the way motivational factors affect people’s social behaviours. I am especially interested in the way stress, environmental harshness, and uncertainty impact a range of decisions: prosociality and social trust, political attitudes and religion, educational choices, health attitudes and parenting. The central hypothesis behind my work is that environmental and motivational factors alter individuals’ minds in significant ways and should be targeted upstream to improve people’s lives.

I'm currently at Ecole normale supérieure-PSL, in the Institut Jean-Nicod, where I co-lead the Evolution and Social Cognition group. I can be found on Google Scholar. Outside of my academic work, I apply behavioural and cognitive insights to questions that have direct implications for public policies related to education, health and environmental protection.