David DeSteno


David DeSteno

125 Nightingale
(617) 373-7884 (office)
(617) 373-8714 (fax)

Curriculum vitae (pdf)
DeSteno Lab Website


Dr. DeSteno’s research centers on the role of emotion in social cognition and social behavior. His lab takes a multilevel and multiprocess approach to examining the psychological functions, phenomenologies, and sequelae that are associated with discrete emotional states. Current projects focus on the effects of emotions on several types of social judgment (e.g., moral decision making, risk assessment, prejudice) as well as on behaviors fundamental to social living (e.g., trust and cooperation, prosocial action, organizational behavior, altruism, aggression).

Frequently Taught Courses


  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Psychology of Emotion


  • Social Cognition
  • Emotion and the Social Mind
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis
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