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Dr Aleksandr Kogan


Aleksandr Kogan is a Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Formerly Research Director of The Psychometrics Centre and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Alex received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. He graduated with a BA in Psychology at the Berkeley Campus of the University of California in 2008, having been awarded highest honors in psychology and a high distinction in general scholarship.

During his academic career, Alex has received many honours and awards, including the University of Hong Kong Distinguished Alumni award and Postgraduate Fellowship, the Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Toronto), the Hong Kong S.A.R. Government Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as the Haas Scholars Research Fellowship, the Pergo Foundation Summer Fellowship and the Cal Alumni Leadership award from the University of California at Berkeley.  He has published widely in psychological journals on the psychology of love, sex and life satisfaction, and more recently and extensively on the interface between genetics and social psychology, particularly in emotional and life-enhancing contexts.

Alex is a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Association of Psychological Science, and a Reviewer for the journals Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Individual Differences.

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