There are many subliminal motivations or tendencies that influence peoples' thoughts and behaviors everyday. We understand some of them well, but we would fall for others.

 

My research identifies and examines the origin and influences of such tendencies (e.g. familiarity effect, self-enhancement & pursuit of consistency). 

I play with qualitative method, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging to investigate tendencies and motivations underneath intergroup perception, and develop strategies to counter intergroup hostility.