Post Doctoral Scholar
Jonas is a computational social psychologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Polarization and Social Change Lab. He completed his PhD at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Brian Parkinson and Prof. Amit Goldenberg of Harvard Business School. Jonas's research focuses on how technology, such as social media and emerging large language models, can change individual and collective emotions for better or for worse. In one line of his work, he examines how these technologies influence the expression and sharing of emotions and their subsequent impact on political behavior. In another, he explores how these technological advancements can be utilized to enhance well-being. Beyond academia, Jonas is passionate about soccer and has been a goalkeeper since he was 8 years old. He tries to foster a community among students and locals through sports.