Dr Carlos Crivelli is a cognitive scientist interested in mapping human diversity and extending scientific knowledge beyond laboratory settings in the field of emotion science and social influence. His research has been published in high impact journals (e.g., Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences—USA, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Evolution & Human Behavior, Emotion), capturing media attention worldwide (e.g., Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, BBC, Newsweek, El País, Der Spiegel, De Volkskrant, la Repubblica, Medical Xpress, The National Post, Forskning).
Dr Crivelli completed his MSc and PhD in Methodology of Behavioral and Health Sciences at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. José-Miguel Fernández-Dols. During his PhD, he was also a visiting scholar at Boston College (supervisor: Prof. James A. Russell) and University of Glasgow (supervisor: Dr. Rachael E. Jack).
Dr Crivelli’s research provides a descriptive and explanatory framework to facial displays, social influence, and emotions beyond laboratory settings and the usual Western/Eastern educated and industrialized samples. On the one hand, Dr Crivelli conducts studies in natural settings using observational methods to study social interaction and facial displays from a Behavioral Ecology perspective (e.g., Crivelli, Carrera, & Fernández-Dols, 2015; Crivelli & Fridlund, 2018). On the other hand, Dr Crivelli overcomes ethnocentric assumptions derived from Western theories of emotion, facial displays and social influence by studying small-scale, indigenous populations such as the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea or the Mwani of Mozambique (e.g., Crivelli, Jarillo, Russell, & Fernández-Dols, 2016; Crivelli, Russell, Jarillo, & Fernández-Dols, 2016).