Department ofPsychology

Social Cognition and Comparison Lab

PI: Katy Bruchmann

The Social Cognition and Comparison Lab has two main areas of research. First, is social comparison or how people's perceptions of themselves are affected by comparisons with other people. Within this area, we are conducting research on body image social comparisons, moral social comparisons, and how individual differences in traits like anxiety, narcissism, and negative emotions can change the way social comparison information is used. The second line of research we are investigating is on political stereotypes and how these stereotypes can influence our willingness to befriend people from the same or opposing political parties. 

The Social Cognition and Comparison lab is recruiting new research assistants for Winter and Spring 2019. Completion of or co-enrollment with Psyc 52 is preferred for RAs. Research assistants will help with data collection, data entry and coding, preparation of study materials, and data analyses. RAs should expect to contribute 5-6 hours of work per week. If you are interested in working in this lab, please apply here