Marika Landau-Wells

722 Barrows
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 pm (please email for Zoom details)
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Research Interests: 
Conflict and Security
Political Psychology
Personal Statement: 

My research is broadly concerned with the effects of cognitive processes - including perception, attention, concept formation, and memory - on political behavior writ large.  My primary research project investigates the ways in which the psychological and neural underpinnings of threat perception influence policy preferences, with a particular focus on national security decision-making. 

I hold an AB from Harvard in Government, an MSc from LSE in Global Politics, and a PhD from MIT in Political Science.  Prior to arriving at Berkeley, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in SaxeLab.