hi there. sebastian deri is a fairly uncommon name. so i think you found who you're looking for. congrats! and thanks for stopping by.
1: i am a fourth year doctoral student in psychology at cornell. currently, i'm interested in deception and the internet's effects on people and society. previously, i've done research on political polarization, social comparison, and misperceptions of social influence. i've also interned and done research at facebook and nokia bell labs. i like working on interdisciplinary teams. i jump around, and start more than i finish--a quality i am not proud of.
2: i am, for now, supported by a 4-year fellowship, called the NDSEG, which comes from money from the department of defense. without a doubt, this award is the proudest professional achievement of my life. i am honored that my country would invest literal money in my career and ideas. i feel a sense of obligation to make that investment worth their while.
3: i am deeply troubled by problems that the methodological reform and open science movements have revealed about social psychology specifically, as well as science (e.g. social science, biological sciences) more generally. i support efforts to be more open and rigorous and find the burying-of-head-in-sand reactions of some to be shameful and detrimental to the reputation and long-term health of our field. we all need to do better.
here's a list of ongoing research projects, presented publically partly to keep myself accountable for finishing them