Alexander obtained his BSc in Psychology at the Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe-University (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and his MSc in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), before completing his PhD in Cultural Psychology at the KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).
His research examines the many ways that our cultural environment, our social relationships, and our emotions are linked, and particularly how these three aspects interact dynamically over time to shape our social lives. To this end, his previous work has focused particularly on social interactions of close relationship partners (i.e. romantic couples, mother-daughter pairs) from Western and East-Asian cultures, and has highlighted the important role that our emotions play in having fulfilled relationships in different cultural contexts.
In HONORLOGIC, Alexander is particularly interested in exploring the role that honour and honour-related processes may have for the course of our social relationships with others.
He is currently coordinating Work Package 4 (Social and Cognitive orientation) and will be working on Work Package 3 (Apologies) for the project.