Welcome to the Social Cognition Lab!
Directed by Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger
Accurate self-insight is critical for learning and goal pursuit. However, the confidence people hold all too rarely matches the confidence they merit. As a result, those with great confidence pass up opportunities to gain actual knowledge and skill. Others are held back by a failure to recognize their strengths.
My research focuses on how (1) the motivated management of threats to the self and (2) limited access to negative information introduce error into self-judgment. My research interests extend to examining the consequences and management of self-threat for goal-relevant behavior and achievement.