Nadira Faulmüller

Nadira FaulmuellerRole or Position

Nadira is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology (University of Oxford). She also is a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School and a Member of the Centre for Ethics and Technology (Delft University of Technology).

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Academic Background

Nadira received her MSc in Psychology (University of Munich) and PhD in Experimental Social Psychology (University of Göttingen), funded by the ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’ (German National Academic Foundation). In 2012, she started her first post-doctoral position at the Department of Experimental Psychology (University of Oxford).

Research Interests

Nadira‘s current areas of research are social decision making, moral decision making, and cognitive enhancement. Together with colleagues from psychology, philosophy and neuroscience she is working on several third-party founded projects investigating the situational and physiological parameters that influence decision making in social contexts (e.g., group decision making) and in morally relevant contexts (e.g., pro-social behaviour and altruism). She is also looking at people’s attitudes towards medical substances that enhance cognitive performance (‘smart drugs’) and how these attitudes shape behaviour.

Publications include:

Schelle, K., Faulmüller, N., Caviola, L., & Hewstone, M. (forthcoming). Attitudes Towards Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement – A Review. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Mojzisch, A., Kerschreiter, R., Faulmüller, N., Vogelgesang, F., & Schulz-Hardt, S. (forthcoming). Mutual Enhancement as an Explanation for Preference-Consistent Information Sampling in Collective Decision-Making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Faulmüller, N., Maslen, H., & Santoni de Sio, F. (2013). The Indirect Psychological Costs of Cognitive Enhancement. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13, 45-47.

Faulmüller, N., Mojzisch, A., Kerschreiter, R., & Schulz-Hardt, S. (2012). Do You Want to Convince Me or to Be Understood? Preference-Consistent Information Sharing and its Motivational Determinants. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1684–1696.

Faulmüller, N., Kerschreiter, R., Mojzisch, A., & Schulz-Hardt, S. (2010). Beyond Group-level Explanations for the Failure of Groups to Solve Hidden Profiles: The Individual Preference Effect Revisited. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 653–671.


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