[Evolutionary Social Cognition Lab]

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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.