Photo of a smiling male faculty member with short dark hair, Dr. Jamil Zaki, Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
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Dr. Jamil Zaki's research focuses on the cognitive and neural bases of social behavior, and in particular on how people understand each other's emotions (empathic accuracy), why they conform to each other (social influence), and why they choose to help each other (altruism).

Researchers at the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab focus broadly on how people connect with, respond to, and care for each other.  Since this topic can be approached from many directions, we research a wide variety of topics.