Manager of Social Neuroscience Stream (PrejudiceLab); Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Summary of research
I am currently conducting research for my doctoral studies as a member of PrejudiceLab. I focus on gaining a better understanding of the underlying causes and mechanisms of intergroup conflict and aggression, and on finding ways to prevent such conflict and aggression. I rely on using interdisciplinary methods, primarily drawing on the fields of social and political psychology, as well as social neuroscience and psychophysiology.
Grants and awards
Graduate Travel Award - $500 [Society for Personality and Social Psychology, October 2019] To present an original fMRI experiment at the 2020 SPSP Convention in New Orleans, LA.
Best Data Blitz Presentation - [Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience, June 2019] Awarding the oral presentation of an original fMRI research project, allocated by a panel of academic judges.
Travel Grant - £500 [Graduate School Fund, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2019] To attend the International Society of Political Psychology’s 2019 Summer Academy.
EASP Travel Grant - €1,000 [European Association of Social Psychology, October 2018] For travel costs of a research visit at the Molenberghs Social Neuroscience Lab, Melbourne, Australia, April-June 2019.
Australian Bicentennial Award - £2,000 [Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, September 2018] For living costs associated with a research visit at the Molenberghs Social Neuroscience Lab, Melbourne, Australia, in 2019.
Research Grant - £600 [Graduate School Fund, Goldsmiths, University of London, August 2018] To conduct an original experiment using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
Best Student Presentation: Judges’ Prize - [SeNSS Summer Conference, July 2018] Awarding the oral presentation of an original research project.
Best Student Presentation: People’s Choice Award - [SeNSS Summer Conference, July 2018] Awarding the oral presentation of an original research project.
Travel Bursary [SeNSS Summer Conference, July 2018] Full bursary for traveling to and attending the 2018 SeNSS Summer Conference.
MBB Young Scientist Award [Berlin Mind Brain Body Institute, March 2018] To carry out an original fMRI research project during a 4-month-long fully funded research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
Travel Grant - £450 [Graduate School Fund, Goldsmiths, University of London, March 2018] For attending and presenting at the 2018 MBB Symposium in Berlin, Germany.
Fully funded PhD in Psychology Program [Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, September 2017] Estimated £63,547.26 including fees and monthly stipend.
Golec de Zavala, A., Federico, C., Sedikides, C., Guerra, R., Lantos, D., Mrozinski, B., ... & Baran, T. (2019). Low self-esteem predicts out-group derogation via collective narcissism, but this relationship is obscured by in-group satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.
Golec de Zavala, A., Dyduch-Hazar, K., & Lantos, D. (2019). Collective narcissism: Consequences of investing self-worth in the ingroup’s image. Advances in Political Psychology 40, 37-74.
Golec de Zavala, A., Lantos, D., & Bowden, D. (2017). Yoga poses increase subjective energy and state self-esteem in comparison to ‘power poses’. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-12.
Forgas, J. P. & Lantos, D. (2019). Understanding Populism: Collective narcissism and the collapse of democracy in Hungary. In: J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler & W. Crano (Eds.). Applications of Social Psychology. New York: Psychology Press.
Invited Speakers talks
Lantos, D. (2019, November 13). The neural mechanisms of intergroup threat and reconciliation. Meeting of the International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning, London, UK.
Lantos, D. (2019, May 17). Counteracting the adverse effects of group-based exclusion in collective narcissists. Ethics and Wellbeing Hub Meeting, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Lantos, D. (2019, March 8). Counteracting the adverse effects of group-based exclusion in collective narcissists. Social Cognition Seminar, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom.
Read my latest posts!
I recently had the pleasure to co-write a book chapter with Professor Joseph P. Forgas (University of New South Wales). In the chapter titled UnderstaRead more
Previous research showed that collective narcissism is related to a hypersensitivity to not only real, but also merely perceived threat coming from otRead more
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN).Read more