Alan Lambert is an associate professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis where he directs the attitude and social cognition laboratory.  He received his PhD from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1993.

A major focus of our research is to understand the role of emotion and affect in the process by which people form attitudes and judgments about persons and events.  Our most recent work has pursued this aim in the context of research and theory on political psychology.


Primary Investigator

Alan J. Lambert

Prospective graduate students :

Professor Lambert is planning to recruit at least one graduate student for next Fall (AY 2024-2025). Please contact him if you have any questions.

Undergraduates at Washington University:

Interested in working in our lab as an research assistant?  Please email Dr. Lambert ( and he will send along a short application form to complete.  We look forward to hearing from you!