Eric Pedersen is an evolutionary social psychologist who studies social cognition and decision-making. Some of his main interests include how the mind regulates punishment and anger, how gratitude and forgiveness function to build and maintain cooperative relationships, and how individual and cultural differences in cooperation arise. Eric obtained his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Miami. Currently, he is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder.