The Social Cognition research group is interested in how social factors shape human behavior as we interact with one another. One key focus is the impact of intergroup contact on behaviour at the levels of both individual interaction, and at a broader societal level. Other areas of interest include how information about other’s experiences influence decision making in applied settings such as perceptions of disease risk, empathy in Social Work practitioners, and student health. Other topics of research include social attention and face perception, and use laboratory techniques such as eyetracking and fMRI. Thus, the group use a variety of theoretical and technical approaches to help understand the interacting mind.