I’m a behavioral science researcher interested in knowledge representation, collective behavior, political judgment, and metacognition. The thread that links these disparate topics, in my view, is the question of what makes a mental representation true or false, neither true nor false, or—the most exotic possibility—true on credit.

I currently work for The Future of Corporate Governance Initiative at Harvard Business School (PIs: Lynn Paine and Suraj Srinivasan), where I study how boards of directors set policies for climate threats and climate change mitigation. Previously I studied individual and group behaviors associated with COVID-19 at The Policy Lab at Brown University (PI: David Yokum); some of our work is published here, here, and here. I’m also a visiting scholar at Sloman Lab, where Steve Sloman and I are guest editing a special issue of Topics In Cognitive Science on collective cognition. Way back when I worked on misinformation at Tufts University (PI: Ayanna Thomas), led a review of political cognition for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and managed the Arts & Mind Lab at Boston College (PI: Ellen Winner).

Contact me via natrabb at gmail.


l-r: Bruce Nauman video corridor; Sol Lewitt wall drawing; passport photo