Jason Plaks, Ph.D.

Jason Plaks, Ph.D.

Jason Plaks, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His research covers social perception, motivation, and stereotyping, among other areas.  His book The Social Psychology of Motivation (Oxford University Press) is now available.

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Considering how complex and ambiguous human behavior can be, how do we ever form coherent impressions of people?  How exactly do employers decide which applicant will get the job?  Just how do juries determine a defendant's guilt or innocence?  In the Eye of the Beholder examines new developments in the science of social perception.  This research, conducted primarily by social psychologists, begins to demystify the often puzzling judgments we form about other people on a daily basis.