Gilbert Collins

  • Director of Global Health Programs
  • Associate Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

Janet Currie

  • Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
  • Chair, Department of Economics
  • Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Ilyana Kuziemko

  • Professor of Economics

Jeanne Altmann

  • Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus
  • Senior Scholar, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Elizabeth Mitchell Armstrong

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs

Alin Coman

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
Phone: 
609-258-7465
Email Address: 
acoman@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
529 Peretsman-Scully Hall

Alin Coman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, with a joint appointment between the Psychology Department and Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. His research program is part of an emerging field in the social sciences aimed at connecting micro-level local dynamics (e.g., social influence) with large-scale social phenomena (e.g., the emergence of collective memories). Using experimental methods in conjunction with computer simulations and social network analysis, this research program is aimed at investigating complex social, cultural, and political phenomena. Research from his lab has revealed how selective media coverage has deleterious consequences on people's knowledge about diseases, how socio-cognitive processes triggered in dyadic interactions lead to the formation of shared memories, and how information propagation in social networks affects the emergence of collective memories in small-scale networks. 
The research conducted in the Socio-Cognitive Processes Lab, which Dr. Coman directs, has been published in Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Perspectives in Psychological Science. It has also been featured in popular press, in venues such as Scientific American Mind, The Atlantic, and Time magazines.

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