Kirsten Lydic

  • Lab Technician

I am interested in the neural, psychological, interpersonal, and institutional dynamics of behavior and attitude change, from small-scale changes like an individual's eating habits to big-scale societal changes in ideology. How are changes like these reflected in the brain? What role do different features of the social and physical environment play in reshaping attitudes and behavior? What makes for an effective catalyst of change? How do people make sense of their own changing selves? These are some of the questions I have and hope to explore. I am particularly interested in applied research that investigates concrete manipulations of our environment that can facilitate greater social and civic engagement, improve mental health, and enhance overall well-being.