What are the determinants of social choices? Why does it matter?
I am a behavioural scientist studying the evolutionary and cognitive determinants of social cognition. I have mainly focused on the way motivational factors affect people’s social cognition. More recently I have worked on the way stress, environmental harshness, and uncertainty impact a range of social and non-social decisions:
- prosociality and social trust
Most recent papers:
Safra, L., Tecu, T., Lambert, S., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. (2016). Neighborhood Deprivation Negatively Impacts Children’s Prosocial Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology
Safra, L., Algan, Y., Grèzes, J., Tecu, T., Baumard, N. & Chevallier, C., Childhood harshness induces long-lasting preference for authoritarian leaders, psyRchiv