The emerging (neuro-)science of people watching

The emerging (neuro-)science of people watching

Witnessing how people behave around, and towards, each other can prompt far-reaching social impressions. These impressions can concern, for instance, whether those observed are acquainted with one another, have compatible desires and goals, or compete for limited resources. But despite their prevalence in everyday life, so-called encounter-based impressions have attracted limited scientific attention in the past. To address this empirical lacuna, I will present a series of behavioural and neuroimaging studies that capture the psychological and neural mechanisms of encounter-based impressions in a systematic and theory-driven manner. 

Dr Susanne Quadflieg
Hosted by
School of Psychology
University of Aberdeen

Dr Chu or Ms Carolyn Porter (01224 272227)