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Jörg Gross

Assistent Professor

Dr. J.A.J. Gross
+31 71 527 3660


Compared to other group-living species, humans show a remarkable extent of cooperation and readiness to share resources to help each other. At times, however, selfishness trumps pro-sociality, competition is more rewarding than working together, and cooperation is used as a mean to subordinate and hurt others. My research interest broadly revolves around the behavioral and neurobiological underpinnings of these dichotomies – pro-sociality and cooperation on the one side and selfishness and conflict on the other side. To approach these topics, I combine theories and methods from psychology, economics, and neuroscience and design incentivized laboratory interaction experiments. 


  • Social Animals – Theories on Human Cooperation, Conflict and Corruption 
  • Emotion and (Ir)rationality 
  • Social Psychology in Organisations

Relevant links

Website: www.joerg-gross.net

Assistent Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Soc., Econom. en Organisat Psych.

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A37



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