My research focuses on how we respond when others transgress. In particular, I have targeted two fundamental ways we can respond: With punishment, or by ending the relationship (i.e. engaging in partner choice). I am fascinated by the different ways we use these responses, the distinct psychological processes that underlie them and how these responses emerge in development. I approach these questions from the perspective of the different functional purposes these responses serve and with a variety of methodological tools—including behavioral studies, in-lab and online, neuroimaging and developmental research.
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