Publications

Parental meritocratic beliefs do not affect children’s educational performance but, rather, meritocratic beliefs are affected by …

In this article, I documented a folk theory of happiness beliefs for the Chilean case. Using factorial surveys, I estimated (a) causal …

The aim of this study is to understand the effect of asymmetric social comparison on subjective well-being, and how it differs due to …

We ask why Chinese employees allow themselves to be exploited by their Chinese employers, and how employers explain this exploitation.

In this article, we explore the associations of people’s valuations of universal healthcare with risk exposure and humanitarianism …

Conferences

Parental meritocratic beliefs do not affect children’s educational performance but, rather, meritocratic beliefs are affected by …

Using data from the second wave of the International Civic and Citizenship Study 2016 of eighth and ninth graders from 22 countries, …

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Uncovering the Heterogeneity of Cultural Capital Effect on Cognitive Skills using Tree-Based Machine Learning

This study addresses two substantive research questions using machine learning. Does cultural capital increases students’ cognitive skills in China? Does the effect of cultural capital on cognitive skills vary by school resources?.

Pride and Protest

This study uses an interrupted public opinion poll to assess the effect on the moral sentiments of the general population of the first weeks of the Chilean social crisis that began in October 2019.

Cultural omnivorousness and status inconsistency in Chile

The aim of this study is to understand (1) the effect of subjective and objective social status on patterns of cultural participation, and (2) the implications of the status inconsistency between objective and subjective social status.

Meritocratic Narratives as Cultural Orientations

This study is aimed to test the legitimiation and motivation hypotheses of culture simultaneously in the case of the Chinese educational system regarding meritocratic beliefs. How do parents’ meritocratic beliefs and children’s educational performance are affected by each other?

Ageism under the COVID-19 pandemic and its cross-cultural variations

This project uses novel computational methods, by combining automated text analysis of Twitter messages and online factorial experiments, to examine the public discourse about older adults and “open the black box” of aging stereotypes.

Cultural Capital and Students Beliefs about Instructional Quality

This study aims to understand students’ attributional beliefs about the quality of instruction, and how they interact with the cultural capital of students.

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