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Joyce Ehrlinger | Social Cognition Lab JOYCE EHRLINGER | SOCIAL COGNITION LAB

Welcome to the Social Cognition Lab!

Directed by Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger

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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 understanding the sources and consequences of inaccuracy in metacognitive as well as social judgment. My work extends to understanding how to maximize motivation and successful goal pursuit through practical interventions for promoting successful goal-achievement in one’s academics, health, and career.

Questions concerning undergraduate research opportunities should be directed to