Nikolaos Theodoropoulos

Responsibilities & affiliations

Tutor in:

  • Univariate/Multivariate statistics using R 
  • Python Programming for Beginner/Intermediate level
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Writing Centre

Research summary

My interests focus mainly on statistics and advanced quantitative methodology used in Social Sciences and Politics. 

Current research interests

My thesis is on the interplay of political orientation, morality and cognitive dissonance. In particular, I am interested in how political agents strategically disengage from some of their moral values while upholding others as a means to resolve any potential dissonance they might experience when having conflicting beliefs. I am particularly interested in Complexity Science, so I am using Agent-based modelling and Network analysis to answer this question from a between agents (population/systemic) view, and Neural Network modelling to approach solving this question from a within-agent (procedural) perspective. For the population-level modelling, I am also using Probabilistic Graphical models (Bayesian/Markov Models), both for making informed inferences from acquired data and for answering theoretically driven questions.