Maxi Heitmayer is a Social Psychologist working on the situated use of technologies and especially smartphones. His research is based on the use of digital video ethnography techniques (SEBE) to study how users interact with their devices in naturally occurring contexts, which routines and behavioural patterns they have developed, and how this influences their decision-making processes, particularly regarding the use of time and the direction of attention.
Maxi’s other research interests revolve around new research technologies, virtual reality (VR), digital communication culture, digital learning technologies, and research ethics. He holds a PhD in Psychological and Behavioural Science from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the LSE, an MA in International Relations from Jacobs University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Bremen. Maxi is currently a Teaching Fellow for the MSc Psychology of Economic Life.