Krpan, Dario

Dr Dario Krpan Fellow in Behavioural Science 


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Fellow in Behavioural Science


Experience keywords:

approach and avoidance motivation; behavioural sciences; nonlinear methods; perception; social cognition

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Dario's research interests focus on the role of approach and avoidance motivations in changing behaviour and decision making in the context of public policy. He is also interested in applying complex statistical models stemming from non-linear dynamics to understanding human well-being.

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Krpan, Dario and Schnall, Simone (2018) Close or far? Affect explains conflicting findings on motivated distance perception to rewards Acta Psychologica, 190. 188-198. ISSN 0001-6918

Bacon, Linda and Krpan, Dario (2018) (Not) eating for the environment: the impact of restaurant menu design on vegetarian food choice Appetite, 125. 190-200. ISSN 0195-6663


Krpan, Dario and Schnall, Simone (2017) A dual systems account of visual perception: predicting candy consumption from distance estimates Acta Psychologica, 175. 1-12. ISSN 0001-6918

Krpan, Dario (2017) Behavioral priming 2.0: enter a dynamical systems perspective Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (1204). ISSN 1664-1078


Krpan, Dario and Schnall, Simone (2014) When perception says “no” to action: approach cues make steep hills appear even steeper Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55. 89-98. ISSN 0022-1031

Krpan, Dario and Schnall, Simone (2014) Too close for comfort: stimulus valence moderates the influence of motivational orientation on distance perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (6). 978-993. ISSN 0022-3514

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2015 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers—A two year grant to undertake postdoctoral research in Germany (I rejected this fellowship to pursue the LSE Fellowship in Behavioral Science); Frankopan Scholarship (£2000)—awarded by Prince Peter and Princess Jessica Frankopan, Trustees of the Frankopan Fund, the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts; Second prize (out of all graduate students from different disciplines who applied for the conference) for the talk “I see therefore I act: Visual perception predicts human behavior” given at the Sidney Sussex College Graduate Conference at the University of Cambridge; 2014 American Psychological Association’s Travel Grant ($500) to attend the Advanced Training Institute for Non-linear Methods in Psychological Science; Parry Dutton Student Fund (£715.97); Best paper from the UK at the 16th European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) Meeting in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; 2013 Best paper from the UK and final selection (3 best papers out of over 80 accepted submissions across Europe) for the best paper award at the 15th European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania; Lundgren Research Award (£1500)

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Dr Dario Krpan is an LSE Fellow in Behavioural Science at the Department of Social Policy. Before coming to LSE, he completed an MPhil and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Cambridge.

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