Affective Brain Lab: People

Andreas Kappes 

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My research focuses on the interplay of controlled and automatic processes, especially on how controlled processes shape automatic ones, and how their interplay brings about behavior. In one line of research, for instance, I examine how the integration of obstacles into one's thinking about the future impacts implicit cognitions, and how these cognitions then guide goal pursuit. In another line of research, I study how controlled processes can shape automatic affective responses in moral judgments.My research takes a multi-level approach to studying these topics, blending theory and methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience.