Areas of Expertise
My primary aim is to better understand humanity’s worst behaviors, and to help transmit that understanding in hopes of preventing them. Specifically, my work focuses on intergroup bias and how it is affected by social identities and contexts. People do not always recognize the mental or emotional complexity of those around them, and this dehumanization has been tied to some of the worst atrocities in human history. My recent research explored dehumanization in one-on-one interactions, finding that minor differences in the people we meet can produce not only differences in how human we perceive them to be, but differences in how we treat them and how we process them neurally. I have used a variety of methods in my work, including electroencephalography (EEG) and a variety of explicit and implicit psychological measures. More information on my publications and on-going projects can be found at jeremycsimon.xyz.