Welcome to the Eliot Smith Lab Website


Research in Eliot Smith’s lab examines the ways people perceive members of their own and other social groups, evaluate them positively or negatively, and behave toward them, with a focus on two general areas: emotions that are based on people’s group memberships; and influences of other people and groups on individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and actions.  Our research uses virtual reality technology and multi-agent modeling, as well as more traditional social psychological techniques (laboratory studies, implicit attitude testing, questionnaires).