WHAT WE DO

Our research focuses on social behaviour: In which situations do people behave prosocially, and in which do they act antisocially? How are people influenced by others in their decision-making? How do we change our beliefs in response to social information? Answers to these questions are central for successful societies as well as to individual well-being. 

Key Publications

Kappes, A., Harvey, A. H., Lohrenz, T., Montague, P. R., Sharot, T, (2020) Confirmation bias in the utilization of others' opinion strength. Nature Neuroscience

Kappes, A., Nussberger, A. N., Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., Crockett, M. J., (2018) Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions leads to prosocial behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour

Kappes, A., Faber, N. S., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., Crockett, M. J., (2018) Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism. Psychological Science