Dr. Jennifer S. Lerner is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Co-founder of the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory. Drawing insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience, her research examines human judgment and decision making. Read more about Decision Making Research Opportunity with Jennifer Lerner
Description: The research is focused on how the repertoires of strategies for responding to stigmatization vary with group identity, the porousness of group boundaries, available cultural repertoires, and other factors. Student researchers are finalizing a book based on this data, as well as on similar data on stigmatized groups in Brazil and Israel. Read more about African-American Responses to Stigmatization
The SCAN lab uses functional neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study social cognition. In particular we study how people infer the thoughts, feelings and opinions of others (i.e., how we mentalize), how people understand the self and how people understand social groups and social categories.