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WHO WE ARE

From neurons to social networks, we examine how collective concerns—group identities, moral values, and political beliefs—shape the mind, brain, and behavior. To study these issues, we employ methods from cognitive neuroscience, social cognition, behavioral economics, and computational social science.

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Feeling superior is a bipartisan issue: Extremity (not direction) of political views predicts perceived belief superiority.

Harris, E., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2021). Psychological Science24(12), 2454–2462. 

 

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The neural basis of ideological differences in race categorization. 

Krosch, A, R., Jost, J. T., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2021). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 20200139 

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Toward a neuropsychology of political orientation: Exploring ideology in patients with frontal and midbrain lesions.

Nam, H., Meager, M., Jost, J.T., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2021). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 20200139 

Researchers' Politics Don't Undermine Their Scientific Results

Diego Reinero & Jay Van Bavel

 November 1, 2020. Scientific American

 

Cooperative science in a time of crisis

Jay Van Bavel & Robb Willer

March 2020. Nature Research Social and Behavioural Sciences

In a pandemic, political polarization could kill people

Jay Van Bavel

March 2020. Washington Post 

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