The Social Psychology of Money and Work

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of money and/or the economy. Through a theoretical and experimental approach, I also examine the psychological consequences of economic stress, as well as the causal mechanisms and moderators of economic stress on a variety of psychological outcomes. Examples of research questions include:

  1. What are the psychological consequences of anticipating an economic crisis?

  2. What are the social and individual factors (e.g., perceptions of control, socioeconomic status) that mitigate suffering during difficult economic times?

  3. How do people behave when they believe that their finances or ability to work is threatened (e.g., increased prejudice, reduced cooperation)?

Approach to Research

I am committed to open science and transparency in research. All data, code, and materials will be published online on the Open Science Framework. All future studies will be preregistered. 

©2019 by Daniel J. Chiacchia.

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