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Department of Psychology

Lead: Dr Jason Rentfrow

Research areas: Social cognition, Emotion, Personality and individual differences, Judgement and decision-making, Communication, Big-data analytics.

Research in this group focuses on interactions between psychological and social processes and their impact on judgements, decisions, and behaviour. We use experimental, observational, and computational methods to examine psychological processes and outcomes at multiple levels of analysis, including physiological, experiential, and behavioural.

Research groups and labs associated with this theme

Cambridge Body, Mind and Behaviour Lab

Cambridge Political Psychology Lab

Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab

The Communication Research Group

The Cambridge Personality and Social Dynamics Research Group


Core members

Affiliated members


Professor of Experimental Social Psychology
Fellow and Director of Studies in Psychology, Jesus College