The main interest of the research is directed towards three areas of central importance to the understanding of social thinking:
A tendency to misperceive, misinterpret or misremember social information as a result of emotional pressure.
Ways in which we mentally handle emotional distress and the appraisal processes underlying coping.
Mental constructions aimed to structure the social environment - thereby reducing mental effort. Contains our knowledge, beliefs, expectations and sometimes also feelings about a social group. When negative, exaggerated and over-generalized stereotypes may end up in prejudice and discriminative behavior.
Last modified 12 Mar 2013