My lab studies how inequality shapes the human mind. We ask questions like: Why do people make more self-defeating decisions when inequality is high? Why does feeling poor sometimes have more powerful effects than actually being poor? Why do people sometimes act in prejudiced ways even when they intend to be fair? We use the methods of experimental psychology to understand the cognitive and emotional mechanisms behind these pressing social questions. You can learn more about this research in my recent book, The Broken Ladder, from Viking Press.