What makes people kind? When do we cooperate? Who can we trust and how can we know? These--and the many other questions--are at the core of our lab's research interest in prosociality.
We aim to understand prosocial behavior from a broad lens, integrating insights from biology (e.g. genetics, epigenetics, neuroscience) with psychology (e.g. emotions, social contexts, development, culture).
Our aim is to build an intergrated framework of prosociality that combines genetic, epigenetic, neurological, psychological, and cultural mechanisms that shape people's prosocial proclivities. Through an understanding of the underlying mechanisms, we hope to promote greater kindness and cooperation, bridging the chasms that divide and working towards a more peaceful global society.