Maximilian Primbs

Maximilian Primbs

PhD Student

Radboud University


My name is Maximilian Primbs and I´m a first-year PhD student at Radboud University, the Netherlands. In my PhD project I`m investigating how we can best reduce prejudice. My approach is hereby rooted in situational models of bias (e.g., the Bias of Crowds model) - only by understanding and changing the social, cultural, and physical situations bias unfolds in can we facilitate long term reductions in prejudice. In other research lines, I focus on (a) how stereotypes and prejudice affect our visual perception of faces and (b) how we can improve psychological science.

Additionally, I currently serve as the Assistant Director for Translation and Cultural Diversity at the Psychological Science Accelerator, where I led the translation of the Covid-19 projects to over 40 languages. For a complete overview of all projects, publications, talks and research experience please download my CV. I´m always happy to collaborate with researchers from all over the globe, so if you think we have shared interests, contact me!


  • Prejudice Reduction
  • Stereotypes & Visual Perception
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Open Science


  • PhD Student in Social Psychology, 2021-2026

    Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • M.Sc. in Behavioural Science, cum laude, 2019-2021

    Radboud University, the Netherlands

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, cum laude, 2016-2019

    Radboud University, the Netherlands

Research Lines

Improving psychological science

Improving psychological science

This research line summarizes my work on improving psychological science - by means of meta-science, commentaries, workshops, and presentations. My main focus here is data pre-processing and multiverse analysis, but I also work on psychological theories, effect sizes, and scientific translation.

Stereotypes & Face Perception

In this research line I investigate factors influencing the visual perception of faces, with a focus on stereotypes and emotions.

Using social norms to reduce prejudice

This research line is the centre of my PhD project. We will investigate how we can leverage social norms to reduce prejudice in lab, online, and field settings.