Ferenc Kocsor, PhD

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Research associate




Institute of Psychology

Hungary, 7624 Pécs Ifjúság str. 6.

Office: B 308

Phone: +36 30 1212 892


E-mail: kocsor.ferenc@pte.hu

Web: www.evolutionpsychology.com







Current courses:

BA -  Research practice (evolutionary and cognitive topics)

MA -  Applied cognitive psychology

PhD - Person perception

         Introduction to eye-tracking studies


Courses in previous years:

BA -  Evolutionary Psychology

        Human genetics

MA - Számítógépes kísérlettervezés

        Evolutionary Psychology

Evolution of Human Behaviour (facultative)







The role of affective and semantic informations in face perception (funded by the Hungarian Research Fund)

The preliminary research plan is available here.

The role of altruist motivations in blood plasma donation

Functioning of patchwork families

Possibilities of the enhancement of user experience (UX) with eye-tracking studiesl





  • Jones, B., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., Liuzza, M. T., Antfolk, J., Arinze, N. C., Ndukaihe, I. L. G., Bloxsom, N., Lewis, S., Foroni, F., Willis, M., Cubillas, C., Vadillo, M., Gilead, M., Simchon, A., Saribay, S. A., Owsley, N. C., Calvillo, D., Włodarczyk, A., … Peters, K. O. (2020). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/n26dy
  • Gyuris, P., Kozma, L., Kisander, Zs. Láng, A., Ferencz, T. & Kocsor, F. (2020). Sibling relations in patchwork families: Co-residence is more influential than genetic relatedness. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Tamás, V., Kocsor, F., Gyuris, P., Kovács, N., Czeiter, E., & Büki, A. (2019). The Young Male Syndrome—An Analysis of Sex, Age, Risk Taking and Mortality in Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries. Frontiers in Neurology10https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00366
  • Kocsor, F., Kozma, L., Neria, A. L., Jones, D. N., & Bereczkei, T. (2019). Arbitrary signals of trustworthiness – social judgments may rely on facial expressions even with experimentally manipulated valence. Heliyon5(5), e01736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01736
  • Putz, Á., Kocsor, F., & Bereczkei, T. (2018). Beauty stereotypes affect the generalization of behavioral traits associated with previously seen faces. Personality and Individual Differences131, 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.04.011
  • Kocsor, F., & Bereczkei, T. (2017). First Impressions of Strangers Rely on Generalization of Behavioral Traits Associated with previously Seen Facial Features. Current Psychology36(3), 385–391. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-016-9427-1


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