Leadership & Mission

Although RCGD’s original mission – to study the dynamics of groups – has undergone a number of transformations over its seven-decade history, the Center’s focus on the individual in the social context retains a strong emphasis on social-psychological processes. RCGD directs its research activities to interpersonal cognitions about one’s self, others, and the surrounding social world. Although diverse in topics, the research carried out in RCGD has a common scientific goal: to understand the dynamics of human social behavior.