People

jdecetyJean Decety

Jean Decety (Ph.D. in Neuroscience, University Claude Bernard, France) is Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and the College. He is the Director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and the Child Neurosuite. Jean Decety’s research relies on multilevel analyses and interdisciplinary perspectives. He highly values teaching as it encourages to think about the long road, and find meaningful links with other disciplines such as economics, education, mental health, sociology and political science.

email: decety [AT] uchicago.edu
For a list of Dr. Decety’s courses

Post doctoral scholars and graduate students

jcaoQiongwen (Jovie) Cao

Qiongwen (Jovie) received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Southern California, where she studied the effects of attribute salience on intertemporal choice. Jovie is now a Ph.D. student in the Integrative Neuroscience program and is interested in empathy, morality, and social decision-making. Specifically, she wants to examine how factors such as context, emphatic concern, and culture affect moral decisions and the valuations of human lives. Jovie is interested in combining behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of moral decisions.

email: qiongwenc [AT] uchicago.edu

ehuppertElizabeth Huppert

Elizabeth Huppert received a B.A. in psychology and classics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She then completed a M.A. degree at the University of Chicago, studying the effects of scarcity on moral judgment and behavior in adults. Now Elizabeth is examining the impact of resource shortage on children’s moral cognition, prosocial behavior, and concern with reputation. Additionally, she is investigating social decision-making and distributive justice in a cross-cultural project combining behavioral economics and developmental psychology in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia.

email: ehuppert [AT] uchicago.edu

kyoderAllie Reynolds

received her B.A. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from Princeton University. At Princeton, she worked in the Brain Development Lab and used fMRI to study the developmental origins of functional connections between visual and somatosensory cortices. She is currently investigating the biological roots of brain fog in celiac disease.

email: alliereynolds [AT] bsd.uchicago.edu

kyoderKeith Yoder

Keith Yoder received his Ph.D. (Psychology) from the University of Chicago where he used behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience to investigate justice motivation. He received a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University while working with EEG in the Laboratory for the Neuroscience of Autism. Keith joined the SCNL in 2010 and received a M.A. in Social Science the following year. Currently, he is using functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging to investigate socioemotional processing abnormalities associated with psychopathic traits in incarcerated females. Keith is also interested in using neuroeconomics and neurolaw to inform social policy and criminal justice.

email: kjyoder [AT] uchicago.edu

Undergraduate students

Hanna Czeladko

Second year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience & pre-med

 

Eitan Ezra

Third year at the College

Majoring in political science & psychology

 

Sabrina Foster

Third year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience

 

Angela Fung

Second year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience

 

Julia Goldstein

Fourth year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience & pre-med

 

Izabella Millimet
Second year at the College
Majoring in economics

Naomi Nero

Fourth year at the College

Majoring in psychology & biology

 

Medha Reddy

Fourth year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience & pre-med

 

Leela Sarukkai

First year at the College

Majoring in economics

 

Lauren Thompson

Fourth year at the College

Majoring in psychology & biology, pre-med