Mr. Teerawat Monnor
Institution : University of Geneva
Department : Behavioral Philanthropy Lab
Discipline : Neuroscience and affective sciences
Research field : Neuroscience and affective sciences
Supervisor : G. Ugazio & K. Preuschoff
Thesis topic : Investigation of interpersonal-affective motivation in prosocial helping behavior
I am interested in human behavior and specifically how it can be shaped by emotion, both at the fundamental level and for applications to further philanthropic costs and promote pro-social behavior.
My current project aims to understand how one's emotional experience can influence another's emotion, behavior and decision-making. Through empathy, individuals are mostly capable of inferring if another person is experiencing distress, although unlikely to have the same levels of concern and motivation to help. Using psychophysiological techniques and harnessing the vast literature of affective science, my goal is to understand such differences.
This project is under the co-supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio and Prof. Kerstin Preuschoff.