The Center for Psychological Gun Research is a loosely affiliated network of academic scientists who study the psychological causes and consequences of gun ownership and use in societies. Its members are interested in the development of practical theories that can inform individual responsibility and safety-oriented decision making. Yet they are also interested in the study of guns for the purpose of gaining general broader insights into human psychology. The researchers have lived and worked across North America, Europe, and Israel, which brings a wide range of scientific interests and perspectives on this globally relevant issue.

Meet The Team

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang StroebeUtrecht University, Groningen University

PhD: London School of Economics, United Kingdom (1968)

Prof. Dr. Arie KruglanskiUniversity of Maryland

PhD: University of California Los Angeles, California (1968)


Dr. Pontus LeanderGroningen University

PhD: Duke University, North Carolina (2009)

Maximilian Agostini Groningen University

PhD Candidate

Jannis Kreienkamp Groningen University

PhD Candidate