Economic psychology in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) brings together experts in social psychology and behavioural science who seek to understand and shape economic behaviours. Researchers in this field bring multidisciplinary expertise - along with cutting-edge research techniques such as Subjective-Evidence Based Ethnography (SEBE) that have paved the way for understanding human behaviour and perspective taking in context - to address some of the pressing issues in the world today, including ethical consumption, digital and smartphone use and behaviour change.
Experts in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science work across the following broad themes and topics:
Our research is anchored in a shared evidence-based approach that is theoretically informed and policy relevant.
Expertise in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Dr Fred Basso
Areas of expertise: Consumer psychology; economic psychology; embodied cognition public health; social neuroscience.
Dr Maxi Heitmayer
Areas of expertise: ICT; social media; identity; domestication; political theory; SEBE; smartphone use; economics of attention.
Professor Saadi Lahlou
Areas of expertise: Social psychology; innovation; workplace studies; behavioural change; consumer behaviour; qualitative research; digital ethnography; text mining.
Dr Liora Moskovitz
LSE Fellow and Visiting Senior Fellow
Key areas of expertise: Social movements; organisation studies; prefigurative politics; collective action and collaboration; healthcare management; strategic practices; leadership and grassroots activism; framing & narratives; identity & agency; peacebuilding.