W. Craig Williams
Center for Applied Research in Decision Making
Postdoctoral Fellow


Craig is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Applied Research in Decision Making working with Vinod Venkatraman and Crystal Reeck. His research examines how individuals pursue emotional goals through social interactions. By interacting with other people, individuals advance (1) goals for expressing their emotions and understanding others’ emotions—in emotional communication, and (2) goals for managing their own and others’ emotions—in interpersonal emotion regulation. At CARD, Craig is researching how these emotional processes shape decision-making in social contexts. His approach combines behavioral, psychometric, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging methods. 

Craig previously completed post-doctoral training at the University of Toronto with Wil Cunningham, a Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology at Stanford University with Jamil Zaki, post-baccalaureate training at the National Institute of Mental Health with James Blair, and a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with John Curtin and Hill Goldsmith.