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We study the cognitive and emotional foundations of social interaction, social relationships, and well-being.


  • Adam Aron

    Adam Aron

    Collective action on the climate crisis.
  • Janna Dickenson

    Janna Dickenson

    Sexual well-being; gender and sexual orientation; sexual fluidity; neural and physiological indicators of sexual response.
  • Karen Dobkins

    Karen Dobkins

    Mindfulness; mental well-being; love and relationships.
  • Judith Fan

    Judith Fan

    Communication; social learning; multi-agent collaboration.
  • Christine Harris

    Christine Harris

    Human emotion.
  • Gail Heyman

    Gail Heyman

    Social cognition; social and cultural influences on development.
  • Michael McCullough

    Michael McCullough

    Evolutionary psychology; prosociality; morality; religion.
  • Craig McKenzie

    Craig McKenzie

    Social influences on judgment and decision-making.
  • Hal Pashler

    Hal Pashler

    Political psychology; evolutionary psychology; methodology in social psychology.
  • Lindsey Powell

    Lindsey Powell

    Social cognition and motivation in infancy and early childhood.
  • Adena Schachner

    Adena Schachner

    Social cognitive development; intuitive social reasoning in design, music, and communication.
  • Ed Vul

    Ed Vul

    Social reasoning in adversarial and cooperative interactions; games; communication.
  • Piotr Winkielman

    Piotr Winkielman

    Social cognition; emotion-cognition interactions; embodiment; (un)awareness.

Area Meeting

Social (PSYC 274)

Biweekly on Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:00 (Crick Conference Room)

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