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 decide that something is good or bad? (2) How do people determine what is true or false? (3) How do people decide what is morally right or 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 moral decision-making. 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

04/2022
Bertram Gawronski plans to accept a new graduate student with interest in moral judgment, political partisanship, and/or misinformation for the fall 2023.
04/2022
Congratulations to Michael Dale for successfully defending his dissertation and accepting a three-year postdoc position at Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands.
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03/2022
Welcome to Fabian Wurzinger who will join the Social Cognition Lab at UT Austin as a graduate student in the fall 2022.
02/2022
Congratulations to Dillon Luke for being awarded a University Graduate Continuing Fellowship by the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin.
12/2021
Bertram Gawronski has been selected for the Mid-Career Award by the Attitudes and Social Influence Group of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
11/2021
Congratulations to Lea Nahon for being awarded a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to visit the Social Cognition Lab in the spring 2022.
09/2021
Bertram Gawronski has been selected for the 2021 Carol and Ed Diener Award by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
 
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