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Psychologisches Institut Sozialpsychologie

Léïla Eisner

Léïla Eisner, Dr.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests

Social Change, Perceived Norm, Institutional Change, Democratic Processes, LGBTIQ+, Survey Methodology

Academic Qualifications


PhD in Social Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

2013-2015: M.A. in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology, Universities of Lausanne, Neuchâtel, and Lucerne, Switzerland
2010-2013: B.Sc. in Political Science, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Current Employment

Since November 2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation
Since November 2020: Research Associate, Department of Social Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Since November 2020: Honorary Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia

Research Stay Abroad

2019-2020: Research Stay at the University of Washington, USA (Cheryl Kaiser)
2018: Research Stay at the Oregon State University, USA (Richard Settersten)



Eisner, L., Settersten, R., Turner-Zwinkels, F., & Hässler, T. (2021). Perceptions of intolerant norms both facilitate and inhibit collective action among sexual minorities. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations,

Eisner, L., Turner-Zwinkels, F., & Spini, D. (2021). The impact of laws on norms perceptions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Eisner, L., Spini, D., & Sommet, N., (2019). A contingent perspective on pluralistic ignorance: When the attitude object matters. International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Roberts, C., Gilbert, E., Allum, N., Eisner, L. (2019). Satisficing in surveys: Results of a systematic review of the literature. Public Opinion Quarterly, 83(3), 598-626.

Eisner, L., Clémence, A., Roberts, C., Joost, S., & Theler, J.-M. (2019). Developing attitude measures based on respondents’ representations of unfamiliar objects: An application to attitudes toward biodiversity. Field Methods, 31(1), 56–75.

Eisner*, L. & Hässler*, T. (2019). Swiss LGBTIQ+ survey: Summary report. PsyArXiv.