My lab studies how inequality shapes the human mind and behavior. We ask questions like: What explains the differences in behavior and achievement between the rich and poor? Why do people have shorter life spans and more chaotic lives in highly unequal places than in more equal societies? Why do people sometimes act in prejudiced ways toward low status groups even when they intend to be fair? We use the methods of social cognition to understand the cognitive and emotional mechanisms behind these pressing social questions. Learn more about our research on the Publications page.