Our lab focuses on how inferences about others' minds guide everyday moral and social judgments.

Our work follows three research tracks: (1) Exploring the temporal dynamics of moral information processing and how emotion and motivation may modulate this process (2) Examining how social influences (e.g. moral values, social norms, or social pressure) shape how people perceive the minds of others (3) Understanding people’s concept of free will and uncovering its role in moral judgment.

 

 

Moral judgment of blame

How do people go from observing an (im)moral act to expressing a moral judgment?

Inferring Others'  Mental states

How do social influences reveal, obscure, or change perceptions of other's minds and mental states?

The folk concept of  Free will

Most people believe in free will, but what they believe and how that relates to morality remains a mystery.