Welcome to the NYU
Social Neuroscience Lab!
The Social Neuroscience Lab studies the psychological mechanisms of social behavior and self-regulation. Our research integrates theories and methods from social psychology and neuroscience to understand how thoughts, emotions, and motivations guide social behavior, and how people regulate their responses to match their intentions.
Much of our research examines self-regulation in the context of intergroup relations. Stereotypes and negative emotional responses to social outgroups can spring to mind automatically, even when they are not intended. Our goal is to understand how these automatic responses occur and how people may override them in order to respond without prejudice. We also study the effects of prejudice on the mental and biological health of its targets.
Our lab provides several opportunities for training and education in social neuroscience and intergroup relations. These include intensive graduate training in conjunction with the NYU doctoral programs in Psychology and Neuroscience, postdoctoral research, and research assistantships for undergraduate students. Our program of community outreach includes student group visits to our lab, as well as presentations of our research at public events.
Note: Dr. Amodio will be considering applications for new doctoral students in the social psychology program this year. To apply, please download materials from the NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science.