Simone Schnall | Closer to Truth

Biography

Simone Schnall is a Reader in Experimental Social Psychology and the Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Schnall and her research group conduct experimental studies to investigate how bodily, emotional, and social factors influence judgments, decisions, and behaviors. Current research topics include judgments and decisions in moral and legal contexts, consumer behavior, perceptions of the physical environment, and risky behaviors in finance (e.g. risk management in banks). The goal is to understand why people often think and behave in seemingly surprising ways and how to capitalize on insights from behavioral science to encourage adaptive choices in everyday life