Welcome to the Social Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Austin!

Research in our lab uses a social-cognitive approach to address three broad questions: (1) How do people make evaluative judgments (good vs. bad)? (2) How do people make truth judgments (true vs. false)? (3) How do people make moral judgments (right vs. wrong)? To address these questions, our research utilizes a combination of lab and online studies, explicit and implicit measures, and computational modeling. Major lines of current research include attitude formation and change, susceptibility to misinformation, and decisions in moral dilemmas. In addition to these major themes, our work is concerned with basic questions of psychological measurement and meta-theoretical issues in the construction and evaluation of psychological theories.

Lab News

Congratulations to Nyx Ng for being selected for a Graduate Continuing Fellowship by the University of Texas at Austin.
Congratulations to Fabian Wurzinger for being selected for a Graduate Student Registration Stipend by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Bertram Gawronski has been selected for the 2022-2023 Josh Holahan Excellence in Teaching Award by the Department of Psychology at UT Austin.
The Social Cognition Lab has been awarded a new grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study effects of intellectual humility on susceptibility to misinformation.
The Social Cognition Lab has been awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation to study perceptions of ingroup and outgroup morality.
Congratulations to Lea Nahon for successfully defending her dissertation entitled "The Impact of Prior Beliefs on Information Processing."
Welcome to Tyler Hubeny who will join the Social Cognition Lab at UT Austin as a graduate student in the fall 2023.
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