Daniel Toribio-Flórez

Research Fellow

Research Focus

My research focuses on different psychological and situational factors that hinder bystander interventions against the violation of moral norms (i.e., moral courage).

In one of my current projects, I investigate whether contexts defined by a normative conflict elicit an ambivalent evaluation of the norm violation, negatively affecting the decision-making process of the bystander. Furthermore, my work examines the effects of the situational ambiguity that often characterizes situations of norm violations, particularly on third-party punishment as a reaction to unequal economic distributions.

My second line of research addresses processes of social influence. Concretely, I study whether people make strategic use of ambivalent attitudes for generating specific impressions on others, in addition to the underlying motivational factors for doing so.

More broadly, I am interested in moral judgment and decision making, intergroup psychology and political psychology.

Meta-research and OpenScience

Beyond my research work, I am interested in the solutions of the big challenges that have predominantly affected the social sciences (e.g., replication crisis, fraud). Thus, I am actively involved in multilab replication research projects and in the OpenScience group of the Max Planck Society PhDnet, contributing to the elaboration of large scale surveys for assessing the use of OpenScience practices among researchers, the organization of public outreach events, and in more general terms, the promotion of OpenScience standards.

Academic Career

  • 2015-2017: M.S. in Social Psychology (cum laude), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2009-2014: B.S. in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
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