Dr Barbara Muzzulini

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Barbara has joined the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology in 2019, as postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Professor Harvey Whitehouse.

She gained her Master Degree (2015, cum laude) and Ph.D. (2019, with distinction) in Psychology at the University of Turin, Italy, where she examined the cognitive and emotional processes underpinning the formation of autobiographical memories of important public events such as the terrorist attacks of Paris, the US Presidential elections, and Brexit.

Barbara integrates perspectives from cognitive psychology and evolutionary anthropology to understand how autobiographical memories ground people’s identities and social interactions. She is currently conducting field research in Indonesia where she investigates how autobiographical memories of both private and public events are involved in the formation of extreme group identities (such as identity fusion) with the broader goal to address the psychology underlying inter-group conflict.

Twitter: @b_muzzulini