UCL Political Cognition Seminar


The UCL Political Cognition Seminar covers the intersection of politics and cognitive science in a series of talks. Our topics range from moral outrage to information search, metacognition and agent-based modelling. Talks are open to all.

Dates: May 14th to August 13th, 2019

Time: Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

Place: UCL, 26 Bedford Way, Room 313 (until July 9th) / Room 305 (form July 23rd)


William Brady (Yale)

May 14th, 2019

A reinforcement learning theory of moral outrage in the digital age

Sandra Obradović (LSE)

May 28th, 2019

Meta-perspectives in politics: Why what we think other people think matters

Max Rollwage (UCL)

June 11th, 2019

Metacognitive failure as a feature of those holding radical beliefs

Toby Pilditch (Oxford/UCL)

June 25th, 2019

Agent-based Models of Opinion Cascades and Echo-Chambers

Lee De-Wit (Cambridge)

July 9th, 2019

Attribution bias and economic conservatism

Joseph Marks (UCL)

July 23rd, 2019

Epistemic spillovers: Learning others’ political views and the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domains

Leor Zmigrod (Cambridge)

August 6th, 2019

Cognitive flexibility and nationalism

Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington (LSE)

August 13th

Ideology and Perceptions of Inequality

For inquiries contact Lion Schulz or Jan-Philipp Fränken.