• Sherman Lab 2023
  • UC Santa Barbara entrance
  • UCSB Psychology Building
  • Sherman Lab 2023
  • Beach view by psychology building

Welcome to the Sherman Lab

Our lab is dedicated to advancing our understanding of how people cope with threatening events and information, and to developing psychologically-grounded interventions for pervasive social issues. Using an interdisciplinary approach fusing lab experiments, field studies, big data sets, and qualitative analysis, our lab investigates social psychological barriers to adaptive outcomes in education, health, the environment, and employment, and how to overcome them.