I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Macau. I teach courses on Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and History of Psychology. My doctoral work was in the experimental-cognitive psychology of attention (University of Toronto, 2015). I continued and extended my doctoral work as a visiting researcher at University of Vienna (2014) and as a postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University (2015-2016). Since my move to University of Macau, I have been occupied mainly with theoretical and conceptual questions, especially with tacit theoretical commitments of experimental psychology. For a sample, see my 2017 article Behaviour versus performance: The veiled commitment of experimental psychology. A much more extensive version of that argument is presented in my book, Experimental Psychology and Human Agency.

I have recently started an essay series on Psychology Today, with the title ‘Unpacking the Gifts of History‘, where I explore the history of ideas with an interest in psychological questions. In addition, I am making video series on important books in psychology. So far, the series include one devoted to Brian Haig’s Investigating the Psychological World and another devoted to Sloman and Fernach’s The Knowledge Illusion. If you have a book recommendation or would like to get involved with this type of project, feel free to get in touch with me.

Finally, if you are interested in working with me as a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow, please refer to the University of Macau Talent Program. In both cases, university would provide funding for the accepted applicants. You can submit an application and express your interest to work with me.


Department of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21), University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau S.A.R., China. (Office: E21-3047 | phone: +(853) 8822 4202 | Email: gozli [at] um [dot] edu [dot] mo)