PROF. SHANNON SPAULDING

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University. My general philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, and the philosophy of science. The principal goal of my research is to construct a philosophically and empirically plausible account of social cognition. I also have research interests in imagination, pretense, and action theory. I recently published a book on social cognition called How We Understand Others: Philosophy and Social Cognition.

Society for Philosophy and Psychology - Milan, Italy
July 21-25
University of Zurich 
November 26, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

University of Georgia
March 24, 2022

MY LATEST RESEARCH

Much of my research concerns the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying our interactions with other people. Recently, I have been exploring how this research on social cognition connects up with research in social epistemology and moral psychology. See the link above for an APA symposium on this topic.

My primary area of research is social cognition, the capacity to understand and interact with other agents. I discuss the development of social cognition, the role of mental representations in our interactions, how stereotypes and biases influence social cognition, and what happens when we misunderstand others. See the video above for a public lecture on these topics.