Dr. DeSteno’s research centers on the impact affective states have on decision making and behavior. His lab takes a multilevel and multiprocess approach to examining the psychological functions, phenomenologies, and sequelae that are associated with distinct emotional states. Current projects focus on the effects of emotions on several types of social judgment (e.g., moral decision making, risk assessment, attitude change, trust) as well as on behaviors fundamental to social living (e.g., trust and cooperation, prosocial action, organizational behavior, altruism, aggression).
Area(s) of Expertise
- Social Psychology