Lukas J. Gunschera

Lukas J. Gunschera

Researcher, Psychologist

University of Cambridge

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


I am a graduate research assistant at the University of Cambridge. Following my graduate education in psychological research with a major in clinical psychology and a minor in methodology and statistics, my primary research interests surround human learning and habitual behaviour. Current projects examine formal computational modelling approaches to social media use, the role of automatic behaviour in social media use, and cognitive correlates of psychopathic personality traits.

  • Open, reproducible, and transparent research
  • Digital mental health
  • Human learning
  • Computational psychiatry
  • Criminal behavior and psychopathy
  • MSc in Psychological Research, 2022

    University of Amsterdam

  • Honours BSc in Psychology, 2020

    Radboud University

  • Erasmus Semester, 2019

    University of Leeds

Publications & Preprints

(2023). The validation of online webcam-based eye-tracking: The replication of the cascade effect, the novelty preference, and the visual world paradigm. Behavior Research Methods.


(2023). No Impaired Integration in Psychopathy: Evidence from an Illusory Conjunction Paradigm. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.


(2022). Social economic decision-making and psychopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.



University of Cambridge
Research Assistant
October 1, 2022 – Present Cambridge
University of Oxford
Research Assistant
November 15, 2021 – October 31, 2022 Oxford
  • Cognitive correlates of psychopathic personality traits
  • Associative learning deficits implicated in psychopathy
University of Amsterdam
Teaching Assistant
February 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Addiction and Compulsive Disorders
  • Scientific Writing and Presenting
University of Amsterdam
Research Assistant
July 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022 Habit Lab
  • Psychological processes underlying the formation of habits
  • Long-term development of habits
University of Amsterdam
Research Assistant & Intern
January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 Lie Lab
  • Detection of deception by means of heuristic cues
  • Classification performance in the concealed information test
University of Oxford
Research Intern
November 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019 Ocean Lab
  • Impaired Integration and psychopathic traits
  • Attentional bottleneck model of psychopathy


Thesis Award
Honours Bachelor Psychology
Propedeuse Cum Laude
Honours Interdisciplinary


Introduction to Probability and Data with R
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