Dr. Kirill Fayn

Research Interests:

  • Correlates and consequences of openness to experience
  • Affective dynamics in aesthetic and learning contexts
  • Behavioural and affective dynamics of museum visits
     

Vita

Academic Education

2016PhD Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia
2011Bsc Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia
2010Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia
2006Bsc Information Systems, University of New South Wales, Australien

Professional Experience

Since 10/2018Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main
2016-09/2018Postdoctoral researcher, KU Leuven, Belgium
2015-2016Research Officer at the Department of Corrections NSW (Australian State Government)
2011-2014Psychology Tutor, University of Sydney, Australia

 

Publications

Articles (in peer-reviewed journals)

Heathers, J. A. J., Fayn, K., Silvia, P. J., Tiliopoulos, N., & Goodwin, M. S. (2018). The voluntary control of piloerection. PeerJ, 6, e5292. doi:10.7717/peerj.5292

Cotter, K. N., Silvia, P. J., & Fayn, K. (2018). What does feeling like crying when listening to music feel like? Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts, 12(2), 216-227.  doi:10.1037/aca0000108

Barford, K. A., Fayn, K., Silvia, P. J., & Smillie, L. D. (2018). Individual differences in conflicting stimulus evaluations: Openness/Intellect predicts mixed-valenced appraisals of visual art. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 46-55.  doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.006

Van Liefferinge, D., Sonuga-Barke, E., Danckaerts, M., Fayn, K., Van Broeck, N., & Oord, S. (2018). Measuring child and adolescent emotional lability: How do questionnaire-based ratings relate to experienced and observed emotion in everyday life and experimental settings? International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27(3), e1720.  doi:10.1002/mpr.1720

Fayn, K., Silvia, P. J., Erbas, Y., Tiliopoulos, N., & Kuppens, P. (2018). Nuanced aesthetic emotions: emotion differentiation is related to knowledge of the arts and curiosity. Cognition & Emotion, 32(3), 593-599.  doi:10.1080/02699931.2017.1322554

Fayn, K., & Kuppens, P. (2017). Individual differences in embracing negatively valenced art: The roles of openness and sensation seeking. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 2, e360.  doi:10.1017/s0140525x17001686

Fayn, K., Silvia, P. J., MacCann, C., & Tiliopoulos, N. (2017). Interested in different things or in different ways? Journal of Individual Differences, 38(4), 265-273.  doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000243

Lumbroso, P., Fayn, K., Tiliopoulos, N., & Francis, L. J. (2016). The internal consistency reliability of the Katz-Francis Scale of attitude toward Judaism among Australian Jews. Religions, 7(10), 6, 123.  doi:10.3390/rel7100123

Fayn, K., Tiliopoulos, N., & MacCann, C. (2015). Interest in truth versus beauty: Intellect and openness reflect different pathways towards interest. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 47-52.  doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.12.031

Fayn, K., MacCann, C., Tiliopoulos, N., & Silvia, P. J. (2015). Aesthetic emotions and aesthetic people: Openness predicts sensitivity to novelty in the experiences of interest and pleasure. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 11, 1877.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01877

Silvia, P. J., Fayn, K., Nusbaum, E. C., & Beaty, R. E. (2015). Openness to experience and awe in response to nature and music: Personality and profound aesthetic experiences. Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts, 9(4), 376-384.  doi:10.1037/aca0000028

Mullan, B., Allom, V., Fayn, K., & Johnston, I. (2014). Building habit strength: A pilot intervention designed to improve food-safety behavior. Food Research International, 66, 274-278.  doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2014.09.027

Book Chapter

Fayn, K., & Silvia, P. (2015). States, People, and Contexts: Three Psychological Challenges for the Neuroscience of Aesthetics. In Joseph P. Huston, Nadal Marcos, Francisco  Mora, Luigi F. Agnati & Camilo J. Cela-Conde (Eds.), Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain (pp. 40-56). New York: Oxford University Press.

Awards and Grants

2017Postdoctoral Mandate, KU Leuven
2016University of Sydney, School of Psychology Publication Prize
2015Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme
2012The Campbell Perry International Research Grant
2012Sydney University Graduates Union of North America (SUGUNA) Alumni Scholarship
2012R. and M. Bentwich Scholarship
2011Australian Post Graduate Award