Action-Inaction & Motivation
Characterizing general action and inaction goals and how they have an impact on individuals and on society as a whole
Applications to Health
Our research on HIV, harm reduction associated with drug use, vaccination, and lifestyle improvements
How do we change behavior and why is it so difficult?
Language & Behavior
How does our inner speech affect our thoughts and behavior?
Misinformation, Misconceptions, and Conspiracy Theories in Communication
Research on misinformation and dynamic changes to the accuracy of scientific information
Persuasion, Attitudes, & Social Cognition
Our work explores the psychological and communicative processes that underlie people’s attitudes and behaviors.
Health, Social Media & Technology Group
This interdisciplinary group studies social and online media influences on health behavior and epidemiological patterns and how to leverage social media and technology to improve human health.