As a professor of psychology, Ivars Austers knows well how biased is our thinking. He wants to raise our awareness to the fact that when we crave for certainty, an expert will often show up to provide it. But not necessarily with useful information.
Professor of Social Psychology Ivars Austers is interested in human ability of perspective-taking, namely, under what conditions people are good enough in guessing what other people have in their minds. His research interests are in social identity, perspective-taking, human decision-making, and traffic psychology.