We study implicit social cognition.
That is, the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that occur relatively spontaneously, unintentionally, and often outside of conscious awareness. One of our primary interests is in understanding the formation and change of implicit evaluations: rapid and unintentional evaluations of people, groups or objects that occur within a fraction of a second and that often differ from our more conscious, deliberately-held attitudes.
When meeting someone for the first time, how quickly does one develop a first impression of him or her? And once formed, what would it take to overturn it -- that is, what kinds of information can result in their rapid reversal?
Our new chapter just came out in Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Check it out for a good summary of our current thinking on rapid implicit evaluative change.
Congratulations to the first cohort of thesis students to graduate from the ICE Lab! Gabby Gauthier started a position at the National Center for PTSD; Ananya Mayukha was awarded a prestigious $30,000 Chandler Memorial fellowship to pursue an independent research project on "Stories About Strangers: Collecting and Creating Moments of Human Connection"; and Benjamin Lin started a position at Horizon Media in NYC.
Interested in joining the lab?
If you're a Williams student interested in getting involved in the lab, feel free to drop by Prof. Cone's office, PSYC113 or send us a note using the link below.