Social and Personality

Faculty members in the Social & Personality area are interested in understanding how people think, feel, and act in real-world social situations. There is a particular interest in how people make sense of the social world around them, as represented by research programs on judgment and decision making, attribution, self-knowledge, mood and emotion, and stereotyping/prejudice. Frequent topics of inquiry include whether people reach accurate or erroneous judgments about themselves and others, how people arrive at their decisions, how those decisions can be influenced by emotions or factors outside of awareness, and how people decide whether an action or pattern of behavior merits praise or moral condemnation.

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Thomas D. Gilovich

Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Professor of Psychology

Klarman Hall
Cindy Hazan

Associate Professor, Andrew H. & James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor

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Will Hobbs

Assistant Professor

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Amy R. Krosch

Assistant Professor

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Corinna Loeckenhoff

Professor of Psychology and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

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Laura Niemi

Assistant Professor

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Anthony Ong


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Valerie Reyna

Lois and Melvin Tukman Professor

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Qi Wang

Joan K. and Irwin M. Jacobs Professor

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Vivian Zayas


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Cognition    Development    Neuroscience    Social and Personality