email: egilbert at virginia dot edu office: Gilmer 210c
Elizabeth A. Gilbert, JD, MA
How do people make sense of our complex world and come to decisions? For instance, how do people assign causation and blame? Does the law conflict with regular people's intuitions? How do emotions and morality evaluations influence our judgments? Does reasoning vary across cultures? By understanding how people reason, can we change their decisions and behaviors relevant to important outcomes like voting and helping others?