HOPE Lab Members
Emma Levine is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Charles E. Merrill faculty scholar at the Booth School of Business. She studies the psychology of altruism, trust, and ethical dilemmas with the goal of understanding how individuals make trade-offs between different values, and how these trade-offs influence decision-making and social perception.
Erika Kirgios is an incoming Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the Booth School of Business. In her research, Erika explores the decision-making biases that underlie inequality and designs interventions to improve outcomes for women and racial minorities and to increase prosocial behavior more broadly. She also studies the strategic choices people make in the face of anticipated discrimination.
Wallace is a Principal Researcher at Booth Business School. To understand the mechanisms underlying social change, her research program integrates the traditions of attitudes/persuasion, social cognition, social motivation, and intergroup relations. Her work centers on three major questions: 1) When and how do people change their minds?, 2) When will people act in alignment with their beliefs?, 3) How can organizations foster inclusion and inspiration?
David Munguia Gomez
Solomon Lister is a HOPE Lab manager, and holds a B.A. in Psychology & Minor in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Solomon is broadly interested in judgment and decision making, cognitive biases and heuristics, and morality in the context of social cognition, with a specific focus on lying and deception. He also serves as lab manager for Dr. Jane Risen and assistant lab manager at Chicago Booth’s Center for Decision Research.
Emma is excited to join the HOPE Lab team! After receiving her BA from Northwestern University, Emma obtained a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. She then matriculated at a PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her involvement with the lab, Emma is a student in University of Chicago’s Medical Writing and Editing Program and also works at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She comes from a diverse research background including molecular pharmacology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy.