Jieming (Lois) Li


Jieming (Lois) Li received her B.S. in (Social) Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Psychological Science and working with Dr. Sean Laurent in the Morality and Social Cognition Lab. 

Research Interests

  • Moral and social cognition
  • Person perception, judgment, blame, and punishment
  • Racial and gender stereotypes
  • Self-affirmation

Research Description

Broadly speaking, the questions and topics that Lois is passionate about pertain to perception and promotion of social justice. Currently, her research centers on how justice manifests in moral cognition. Specifically, how do we use cues to infer someone's character, and how may these cues influence moral judgments and punitive intentions from others? How do we assign blame or praise to various kinds of behaviors differentially based on whether we perceive someone as a "good" or "bad" person? Additionally, do we perceive morality differently based on gender or gender cues? Do we only perceive gender differences in certain situations or moral domains? Lois is also interested in other justice-related topics such as stereotypes, gender identities, and applied interventions to mitigate pressing social issues.


Carnegie Mellon University (B.S.)