Meyer

Welcoming Assistant Professor Meghan Meyer to PBS

Assistant Professor Meghan Meyer joined the PBS Faculty in July, 2017.  She completed her Ph.D. at UCLA and post-doctoral training at Princeton University.  Professor Meyer’s research focuses on integrating social and cognitive neuroscience to understand what drives our ability and need to think about the social world around us.  Using brain imaging and behavioral methods she aims to answer questions such as: How do we juggle multiple social cognitive demands on the fly? How do we learn and consolidate information about the people and groups with whom we interact?  Why do the negative and positive experiences with people from our past seem to linger with us, either by haunting us with pain or consuming us with nostalgia?  For more about Professor Meyer’s research, visit her lab website.

This year, Professor Meyer will be teaching PSYC 23 – Social Psychology in the Winter 2018 term, and a new culminating seminar PSYC 83.07 - The Problem of Other Minds in Spring 2018.