About

I am a psychology PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab, directed by Lisa Feldman Barrett, at Northeastern University, located in Boston, MA.

Questions that I have been exploring include: how do humans decide what to eat? What factors increases or reduces prosocial behavior such as cooperation? How does the affective state of an individual influence their decisions or perception? How does technology change the mind, and what opportunities does it offer to researchers (big data, smartphones and pervasive sensors)?

I am also interested in applying research to real-world issues. In particular, I think about how to leverage social sciences to understand social and environmental issues such as racism, poverty, and environmental damage.

Eric Anderson
Northeastern University
ec.anderson[at]neu.edu
office: 617.373.4789