Research in the Social Cognition Lab investigates the cognitive processes underlying social psychology and behavior. We are interested in how people perceive themselves, other people, and groups of people. Much of our research focuses on stereotyping and prejudice. The topics we are studying include: how people acquire stereotypes and prejudice, how stereotypes and prejudice affect our perceptions and memories of other people, the extent to which these biases are efficient or even automatic, and how people may or may not control unwanted stereotypes and prejudices. For specific details about ongoing projects, click here.

The Team: Back--Clara de Paula Couto, Jacqueline Chen, Courtney Soderberg, Dario Sacchi; Rodica Damian; Front--Lisa Huang, Annie Kochersberger, Jeff Sherman, Jimmy Calanchini