Hi! Andre here. Welcome to my website.
I am a PhD Candidate in social psychology at the University of California, Davis, where I am a member of the Attitudes and Group Identity Lab (PI: Alison Ledgerwood). I am also affiliated with the Social Inference Lab (PI: Andrew Todd) and the Psychological Models and Measurement Lab (PI: Mijke Rhemtulla).
My research incorporates insights and methods from social, cognitive, and quantitative psychology to better understand how people connect abstract ideas to concrete experiences. One of the human mind’s most impressive feats is to think beyond the here and now: People can generalize from their current experiences, make predictions for the future, and even reason about other people’s beliefs. What gives rise to these abstract thoughts, how do they become integrated with concrete everyday experiences, and what happens when such integration fails? These questions motivate my research.