The Social Perception and Cognition Lab at the University of Milano-Bicocca investigates how people perceive, judge, and behave toward others. The lab’s first major focus is examining impression formation through the lens of social cognition. The majority of our current projects study the key role of morality in shaping person and group impressions.

We also investigate how people use facial cues to form impressions of others as well as the processes through which we dynamically update such impressions. We also study how individuals perceive and evaluate one another across group boundaries (e.g., gender, race, and sexual orientation) and how stereotypes and prejudice affect social behavior.

We hold a weekly lab meeting on Thursday afternoons.