Jamil Zaki

Assistant Professor of Psychology Stanford University

What He Studies

The cognitive bases of social behaviors—with a focus on empathy, social influence, and altruism

in the news

Crowds Versus Company: When Are We Drawn to Groups?

A group of researchers from the University of Hertfordshire provided more evidence for the idea that people enjoy crowds with whom they share something. They tested this idea in a very different, more modern context: a Fatboy Slim concert in Brighton, U.K.
— The Moral Universe, Scientific American


Using Empathy to Use People: Emotional Intelligence and Manipulation

Empathy is not always used in the service of good. Two papers highlight this idea through evidence that people use empathy to use other people, manipulating them through a savvy understanding of emotions.
— The Moral Universe, Scientific American


Stanford University
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Phone: 650-725-5177
Email: jzaki@stanford.edu