Our laboratory focuses on the intersection of person perception, intergroup relations, and face perception. What makes a group stereotyped as angry? How do stereotypes influence who seems to be lying or telling the truth? What makes a face seem more or less human? In particular, we ask questions about how perceivers’ top-down beliefs about others (e.g., stereotypes, prejudice) influence how we interpret others’ behavior (e.g., how we read their non-verbals, how we detect their lies). We also ask how bottom-up cues from others’ faces and bodies (e.g., facial width-to-height ratio, body size) influence our beliefs about others (e.g., who is seen as good versus bad? As sophisticated versus simplistic?). Our goal in this research is often to understand the mechanisms of stereotyping, prejudice, and intergroup biases with the ultimate goal of improving intergroup relations.