Robin Gomila

Graduate Prize Fellow
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Robin Gomila is a fifth year graduate student in the Department of Psychology. His dissertation research is motivated by the idea that social change often starts with those who decide to deviate or stand out of the crowd. He uses qualitative and quantitative methods, in the lab and the field, to identify the determinants of norm deviance. In another line of research, he asks: how to identify the most influential people in a social network? Once identified, can these individuals shift patterns of behaviors in their community? Gomila’s work also explores the psychological and behavioral consequences of being treated as untrustworthy. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Paris-Descartes University (France).