Michael is a Professor of Psychology at Carleton University, Canada, where he predominately conducts research into two key areas: conflict resolution and disordered gambling.

His research into conflict resolution focuses on the causes and consequences of harm-doing at both the interpersonal and intergroup level. In particular, his research examines the emotional reactions that stem from harming or being harmed (e.g., angst, guilt) and their effects on psychological and physical health. 

Michael's research into disordered gambling focuses on the factors that contribute to addiction (gambling) and refusal to seek treatment. The majority of this work has focused on erroneous cognitions (e.g., perceptions of luck), craving, and contextual factors (e.g., socio-economics) as predictors of continued gambling behaviour. 

Dominic is a Professor of Psychology at Lehig University, United States, where he is an expert in social psychology, intergroup relations and intragroup processes.

Dominic's research investigates how groups shape our identities, decisions and lives. He has recently published research on using social and behavioral science to support the COVID-19 pandemic, and he is available to discuss the political influence behind wearing masks and following other health guidance.

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