Tatiana Lau

Tatiana Lau

Experimental Social Psychologist

Welcome!

I am a research scientist in the Human-Centered AI division at the Toyota Research Institute. This is my academic research page.

I was formerly a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. I received my PhD from Harvard University, where I was also affiliated with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

We form social groups and organizations in every society, but how we come to perceive others as “us” and “them” and the consequences of these perceptions on our beliefs and behaviors are poorly understood. My research seeks to refine existing theories on the inferences and consequences of social group memberships. Across my research, I have employed computational models and large observational datasets and used functional neuroimaging (fMRI), in-lab, field, and online experiments.

Interests
  • Intergroup Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
Education
  • Ph.D. in Psychology, 2019

    Harvard University

  • A.M. in Psychology, 2016

    Harvard University

  • A.B. in Economics, 2009

    Princeton University