PhD Student, University of Klagenfurt
Afreen Khalid is currently a PhD student at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria), which she commenced after completing her MSc in Behavioural Science at Radboud University. In her thesis, she investigated the effects of transitioning across wealth levels on distributive preferences in an economic game. During this project, she collaborated with Prof. Alan Sanfey at the Decision Neuroscience Lab, Dr. Bernd Figner at the Decision, Development and Psychopathology Lab ad Dr. Ethan Young at the Developmental Evolutionary Ecological Psychology Lab.
She is most interested in research that lies at the intersection of social psychology, neuroscience and economics. Her broader research interests are in the areas of moral cognition, cooperation, prosocial behaviour and altruism.
When she's not figuring out why and when people do good things, she enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction literature, poetry and popular science books. She also enjoys listening to a wide range of music (from folk to heavy metal) and drinking her weight in coffee.