Elizabeth Gilbert

I study how people reason and make decisions. More specifically my current research addresses how emotions, counterfactual thinking (i.e., imagining “if only” something had been different), and cultural differences affect assignment of causation and blame. (Much of this research is directly inspired by my time working in the legal world.) With Professor Clore I am examining whether making people aware of their emotions may decrease the impact of moral judgments on causation and blame. With Professor Clore and Yishan Xu I am also comparing many measures that have been used to assess global, local, holistic, and analytic thinking styles.

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