Matti Vuorre

Psychological scientist

I am a researcher at Tilburg University, where I study psychological functioning in the context of digital technologies and online/virtual environments. Much of my most recent research has focused on the roles that digital technologies—particularly video games—play in individuals’ well-being. In my work, I apply statistical methods to large-scale datasets and conduct controlled experiments. I also place great emphasis on the transparency and reproduciblity of all my work. For more details, you can take a look at my vita. You can also check out my Tilburg profile here.

In addition to my current research topics, I have written about meta-cognition and have a keen interest in methodology (e.g. here) and applied statistics (here) within the psychological sciences. I run a very sporadic blog about statistics, psychology, science and the wonderful R statistical programming environment, and another blog for rants that probably shouldn’t be online.


You can find all my publications on ORCID, Zotero, or Google Scholar. To make it easier for you to cite my work, here is a .bib file with references to all the works that I have contributed to.

I believe scientific communication should be freely available to all. All my contributions are openly available: I post all my contributions as “preprints” to PsyArXiv. If you find a paper of mine that somehow isn’t available online, let me know and I’ll fix it ASAP.


  • Tilburg University (2023 - now)
    Assistant Professor
  • University of Oxford (2020 - 2022)
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Columbia University (2018 - 2020)
    Postdoctoral Scientist


  • PhD (2018)
    Columbia University
  • MA (2015) & MSc (2017)
    Columbia University
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2013)
    Victoria University of Wellington

Integrity statement

Academic research is a service conducted in the public interest without biases or hidden agendas. I aim to do so and conduct my work in accordance with The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and its four main principles: Reliability, Honesty, Respect, and Accountability.

I list all the sources of my research funding in my CV, and all my external (to academic institutions) positions on my Tilburg University profile page. My work is or has been funded in the past by Tilburg University, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund. I have provided in-kind consultations and served as a non-paid panel member for Meta and K-Games.


Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science | The 100% CI | Dorothy Bishop | Andrew Heiss | Elements of Evolutionary Anthropology | A. Solomon Kurz | Ruben C. Arslan | Computational Psychology | Tobias Dienlin | Making it as an early career academic | Jan Vanhove | Nick Ballou | Steve Haroz | Lorne Campbell | Tidyverse | [Suggest a link]