Lotte Thomsen

Lotte Thomsen

Associate Professor, University of Oslo
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Lotte Thomsen

Lotte is interested in how elementary kinds of relational motives underpin meaningful social psychological phenomena (in particular, intergroup relations), how these relational primitives are represented, and how they emerge in phylo- and ontogenesis. She see this as a general psychological topic that relates to social, cognitive, evolutionary, and developmental psychology (as well as cognitive linguistics, pragmatist philosophy and social and anthropological theory).  Lotte currently addresses this question using a combination of methods including questionnaires and surveys, social psychological scenario- and priming experiments, looking-time experiments with infants, experimental economics games, longitudinal panel studies. and ethnographic field work and participant observation (Field site: Ittoqortoormit,  North-East Greenland).