[Evolutionary Social Cognition Lab]
Evolutionary Social Cognition Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Mark Schaller
Our research focuses on fundamental human motivational systems (e.g., disease-avoidance,
parental care) and their implications for various aspects of human social cognition and social
interaction (e.g., prejudice, conformity). In doing so, we also explore broader questions
about the influence of human evolutionary history on psychological processes,
and about the impact of these psychological processes on human culture.