Dorottya Lantos

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Dorottya Lantos

PhD Candidate, Goldsmiths, University of London

Summary of research

I am currently conducting research for my doctoral studies as a member of PrejudiceLab. In my research, 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. I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology and an Associate Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. I was a guest researcher at the Neurology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. Besides being an active member of Dr. Agnieszka Golec de Zavala's PrejudiceLab, I am also a member of the Boundaries of Social Cognition Lab, directed by Dr. Lasana T. Harris, and the Omega Lab, directed by Dr. Veronica Witte.

Grants and awards

EASP Travel Grant - €1,000 [European Association of Social Psychology, October 2018] For the travel costs of visiting the Molenberghs Social Neuroscience Lab in the University of Melbourne in spring of 2019.


Australian Bicentennial Award - £2,000 [Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, September 2018] For the living costs of visiting the Molenberghs Social Neuroscience Lab in the University of Melbourne in spring of 2019.


Research Grant - £600 [Graduate School Fund, Goldsmiths, University of London, August 2018] To conduct an original experiment using tDCS.


Best Student Presentation: Judges’ Prize - £100 [SeNSS Summer Conference, July 2018] Awarding the oral presentation of an original research project.


Best Student Presentation: People’s Choice Award - £50 [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, Sept. 2018] Estimated £63,547.26 including fees and monthly stipend.

Conference presentations

Lantos, D. (2019, March). Counteracting the adverse effects of social exclusion in collective narcissism. 2019 Mind Brain Body Symposium, Berlin, Germany. – Poster presentation.


Lantos, D. (2019, February). The Road from Low Self-Esteem to Outgroup Derogation Passes through Collective Narcissism. SPSP 2019 Annual Convention. Portland, OR. – Poster presentation.


Lantos, D. (2018, July). The Humanity Inventory: The Development and Validation of a Scale Measuring Dehumanisation Propensity. SeNSS Summer Conference, University of Kent, UK. – Oral presentation.


Lantos, D. (2018, June). The Humanity Inventory: The Development and Validation of a Scale Measuring Dehumanisation Propensity. The Future of Social Cognition Conference, University of East Anglia, UK. – Poster presentation.


Lantos, D. (2018, March). Yoga Poses Increase Subjective Energy and State Self-Esteem in Comparison to ’Power Poses’. 2018 Mind Brain Body Symposium, Berlin, Germany. – Poster presentation.


Lantos, D. (2018, February). The Humanity Inventory: The Development and Validation of a Scale Measuring Dehumanisation Propensity. Social Cognition – Understanding Others, 2nd Workshop, Cologne, Germany. – Poster presentation.


Lantos, D. (2017, October). Yoga Poses Increase Subjective Energy and State Self-Esteem in Comparison to ’Power Poses’. Second Annual Yoga Research Conference, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. – Oral presentation.


Lantos, D. (2016, August). The Humanity Inventory: The Development and Validation of a Scale Measuring Dehumanisation Propensity. UCL MSc Research Methods in Psychology Annual Conference, London, UK. – Oral presentation.

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ISPP 2019: The sources of and remedies to intergroup hostility stemming from collective narcissism

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Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience 6th Annual Meeting

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN).

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MindBrainBody Symposium 2019

The 7th MindBrainBody Symposium was organised by the Berlin MindBrainBody Institute on March 15-16. Each year this conference takes place during the I

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Research Methods Challenges: fMRI

As described in my previous post, I recently had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sc

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Joining the Max Planck Institute as a Guest Researcher

In the final days August of 2018, I embarked on a journey which was to become one of the most exciting, as well as most challenging experiences of my

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