In my research, I aim to understand how people form judgments about objects, people, and categories.
In my latest project, I develop a new paradigm to study how people form evaluative judgments about categories such as social groups by aggregating experiences with related category members. In this context, we discover that individuals seem to follow a simple averaging heuristic that leads to a systematic bias in many naturally occurring environments.
In other projects, I study how generalization in exploration-exploration contexts is affected by categorization. and quantify the temporal stability of social preferences in group contexts.