The mission of the OSU Social Cognition Research Group is to promote the understanding of phenomena important to social psychology by critically examining the cognitive factors that underlie or are related to these phenomena. The group is particularly interested in exploring three particular phenomena: (1) the cognitive processes underlying the perception, memory, and judgment of social stimuli; (2) the effects of social, cultural and affective processes on the processing of information; and (3) the behavioral and interpersonal consequences of cognitive processes.
The core faculty in charge of laboratory meetings are Drs. Jennifer Crocker, Russell Fazio, Kentaro Fujita, Lisa Libby, Baldwin Way, Duane Wegener, Dylan Wagner, and Steven Spencer. These meetings are held weekly throughout the academic year and have two expressed purposes: 1) to be used as a forum for graduate students and faculty to discuss research with their peers and mentors; and 2) to share knowledge on up-to-date topics in social cognition and intergroup relations. Any interested students or faculty are welcome to join this group and attend our weekly meetings.