Research Areas

I seek to answer these questions using a survey, experimental, and computational methods, and plan to apply this knowledge to optimize information processing, promote receptivity and cooperation, and decrease conflicts within and between groups.

How do social norms dictate what information people pay attention to and seriously consider?

How does being a member of a group alter people’s judgment and decision making?

What are the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of moral judgment and decision making? How does ideology bind people together into cooperative groups?