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Social Cognition Research Group

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The Social Cognition research group is interested in how social and cognitive factors shape human behaviour as we interact with one another. Members of the group focus on the cognitive, perceptual and attentional underpinnings of social interaction and judgments. Another key focus is the impact of intergroup contact on behaviour at the levels of both individual interaction, and at a broader societal level. Further areas of interest include how information about other’s experiences influence decision making in applied settings such as perceptions of disease risk, empathy in Social Work practitioners, and student health. Members of the group use a variety of laboratory techniques such as eyetracking and fMRI in addition to basic behavioural methods. Thus, the group use a variety of theoretical and technical approaches to help understand the interacting mind.

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