Affect and Social Cognition

This lab examines the social-cognitive mechanisms involved in affective human experiences.

For example:

  • How does a person determine whether something is good or bad?
  • Why do some people become less angry than others do when provoked?

The Affect and Social Cognition Research Lab, directed by Dr. Brian Meier, has multiple ongoing projects that examine affect and social-cognition (e.g., aggression, attitudes, personality) with special focus on metaphor representation.