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