Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience: Social Cognition & Prosocial Behaviors
Dr. Frank Krueger is Associate Professor of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at George Mason University. He received a Master’s degree in Psychology, a Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Psychology, and a Habilitation degree (venia legendi) in Psychology from the Department of Cognitive Psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin and a Master’s degree in Physics from Free University Berlin in Germany. He is Chief of the Social Cognition and Interaction: Functional Imaging (SCI:FI) Lab and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Krueger is currently DAAD Guest Professor of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany.
As a social psychologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Krueger is interested in understanding the psychological functions (i.e., why they exist and work) and the proximate neurobiological mechanisms (i.e., how they work) of social cognition (e.g., beliefs, schemata) and prosocial behaviors (e.g., trust, cooperation) combining methods from social psychology, experimental economics, and cogntive neuroscience.