Jan-Erik Lönnqvist


    Research areas

  • 515 Psychology - Values and attitudes, Personality, Moral Psychology, Political Psychology

Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on two themes. One is individual differences in personality traits and personal values. How should these constructs be understood, how are they manifest in social behavior, how do they influence one’s life course and how are they influenced by life events? Another major theme is moral psychology. Within this area I have focused on conformity, hypocrisy, altruism, empathy, and various experimental economics games, such as the prisoner’s dilemma. More recently I have started moving more in the direction of political psychology, in which moral intuitions and emotions are receiving more research attention. Throughout my research, I have been interested in how individual differences and situational factors together create and shape social behavior over the life course. 



Latest publications

  1. Experimentally Induced Empathy Has No Impact on Generosity in a Monetarily Incentivized Dictator Game

    Lönnqvist, J-E. & Walkowitz, G., 1 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 7 p., 337.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. The Contribution of Religiosity to Ideology: Empirical Evidences From Five Continents

    Caprara, G. V., Vecchione, M., Schwartz, S. H., Schoen, H., Bain, P. G., Silvester, J., Cieciuch, J., Pavlopoulos, V., Bianchi, G., Kirmanoglu, H., Mamali, C., Baslevent, C., Manzi, J., Katayama, M., Posnova, T., Tabernero, C., Torres, C., Verkasalo, M., Lonnqvist, J-E., Vondrakova, E. & 1 othersGiovanna Caprara, M., Dec 2018, In : Cross-Cultural Research. 52, 5, p. 524-541 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Divergence over Conformity: Change in Immigration Attitudes after the Electoral Success of an Anti-Immigration Populist Party in the Finnish 2015 Parliamentary Elections

    Lönnqvist, J-E., Mannerström, R. H. & Leikas, S. S., 5 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Psychology. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Croatian Science Foundation (External organisation)

    Jan-Erik Lönnqvist (Board member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

  2. European Conference on Personality 2018

    Jan-Erik Lönnqvist (Attendee)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. European Conference on Personality 2018 (Event)

    Jan-Erik Lönnqvist (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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