email: egilbert at virginia dot edu office: Gilmer 206d
Elizabeth A. Gilbert, JD, MA
How do people assign causation and blame?Does cultural background matter? Do people's intuitions conflict with law?
I am a fifth-year graduate student in social psychology at the University of Virginia studying reasoning and decision-making. Much of my research is inspired by my time in the legal world and my travel to East Asia. I am particularly interested in how people from different cultural backgrounds assign causation and blame, and how blame assignment affects decisions and behaviors relevant to important outcomes like punishment, voting, and helping others.
Key words: Reasoning and Decision Making, Social Psychology, Law, Causation, Philosophy of Science, Blame, Counterfactual Thinking, Culture, Cultural Differences, Voting, Emotion, Morality.