Our Research

The MASC Lab is devoted to understanding how people think about and evaluate other people’s minds and behaviors

We are particularly passionate about understanding…

  • How people decide whether other people and their behaviors are “good” or “bad”
  • How people think and feel about other people’s mental states (e.g., desires, intentions, foreknowledge) and how this influences and informs evaluations of their behavior and character
  • How people decide whether others deserve blame or praise for their behaviors, and how these two types of decisions differ
  • How trying to get inside others’ heads changes how we feel about them and ourselves
  • What makes some people more accurate mind readers than others

Basically, anything that involves uncovering and understanding how people think and feel about other people interests us, particularly as it relates to the way people form and revise moral judgments

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