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Anna Zinn

Postgraduate Research Student

 Washington Singer 207


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


I am a current EPSRC PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis, Dr Aureliu Lavric and Professor Mark Levine.                                                                             

Following my BSc Psychology course in Germany at the University of Ulm, I moved to the UK to complete my MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Exeter. In 2018 I was fortunate enough to be offered EPSRC funding for my PhD at Exeter.

My research focuses on social identity shifts. Specifically, it seeks to learn more about factors that influence social identity switches, our ability to initiate and avoid those switches and associated cognitive switching costs. It will combine approaches of social and cognitive psychology and incorporate natural language processing. 


BSc Psychology - Universität Ulm; including 8 week internship at the Department of Psychocardiology Kerckhoff Klinik (Bad Nauheim)

MSc Psychological Research Methods - Distinction, University of Exeter

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Research interests

While I have a wide variety of research interests derived from previous projects and internships, my current main interest lies in investigating social identities and the process of switching between different social identities. 


Research projects

My PhD project "Identity switching: Using natural language processing to understand social identity dynamics" is being supervised by Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis, Dr Aureliu Lavric and Professor Mark Levine.



Supervision / Group

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