Prof. Lydia Krabbendam
To perform effectively in social situations we use a variety of skills, from understanding emotions and intentions, to assessing whether someone is trustworthy. We are carrying out research into these skills, in the context of the Social cognition and learning programme. We are interested in the fundamental mechanisms of social cognition - the ways in which people think about themselves and about the world around them - and in how individual differences in social cognition are associated with well-being and success at school.
The programme can be broken down into four lines.