David Amodio, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University (on leave)
Amodio’s research examines the psychological and neural mechanisms of prejudice, social cognition, and self-regulation, with a focus on how social biases are learned, expressed in behavior, controlled, and changed.
Amodio is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, an appointment he began in 2017 and held part-time from 2018-2021. Prior to returning to Amsterdam in 2022, he worked at New York University from 2005 to 2021, serving as coordinator of the NYU Social Psychology program from 2013 to 2016.
Amodio is the current president of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, was a co-founder of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, and served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2011-2016). He is an elected fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and Society of Experimental Social Psychology.
Amodio’s research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and a Vici Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. His contributions have been recognized with awards such as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from The White House, the Janet T. Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Social Cognition from the International Social Cognition Network.