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Brase Lab

Department of Psychological Sciences
Kansas State University
492 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Dr North
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5302

785-532-5401 fax

The Brase Lab
Adaptive Reasoning & Decision-Making

Our lab studies human adaptive reasoning and decision-making from a multidisciplinary approach. Specifically, we use evolutionary theory to generate hypotheses about how the mind has been designed over evolutionary history. We also frame these hypotheses as information processing descriptions of how the mind works -- a focus on cognitive psychology areas such as reasoning, judgments and decision-making.  Finally, a lot of the actual topics we study fall into the domain of social psychology (for example, interpersonal relations, social perception, and persuasion).

For more detailed information please see the "what we do" page.

Taking a break from field research to take a lab picture.

Lab photo 2022

A lab picnic!  This was the first time some of us had met in-person since the pandemic began.

Lab Picnic 2021