My research interests involve how people form, maintain, and change their beliefs, from basic patterns, expectations, and associations about the social world around them as well as specific hypotheses about how people interact with others. This includes how people seek or avoid evidence, major shifts in human learning, and how experts make decisions. I use quantitative methods, including meta-analytic techniques, to model and explain human social behavior.
I constantly try to find applications of psychological concepts, research practices, and data analytics to support positive change in the world. A culmination of these efforts is represented in the Florida Data Science for Social Good project at UNF.