The Mind and Society Center is co-directed by Professors Daphna Oyserman and Norbert Schwarz. The common thread in their research is a shared focus on how individual thinking, feeling, and doing is shaped by often subtle features of the immediate context and the broader societal and cultural environment in which this context is embedded. Their work aims to leverage insight into these processes to improve individual and societal decision-making.

Our center is an active, dynamic hub of research. We have a rich mix of graduate students, post-doctoral students, undergraduate research assistants, and visiting scholars who are passionate about conducting research that addresses the interface of individuals and society. You can learn more about our current members using the navigation menu.