Social Learning & Choice Lab

The Social Learning & Choice Lab investigates how we learn and make decisions in social interactions across behavior, the mind, and the brain.

Learning about other people lets us decide who to spend time with, who to turn to for help, and who to help in return. In turn, these decisions let us forge social bonds, access social capital, and build our sense of morality. How do we learn about other people and make social decisions?

Our lab investigates these questions using methods from social psychology, behavioral economics, and computational neuroscience. We further aim to inform challenges related to psychological well-being, intergroup relations, and economic inequality.