DECISION-MAKING

The Process of Selection

Historical actors frequently describe how and why they made a decision. What should historians consider when reading these accounts? Learn More

SCRIPTS + ROLES

Social Knowledge Structures

Groups create scripts and roles to facilitate interactions and guide behavior. However, scripts are not always followed... Learn More 

HEURISTICS 

Informational Assessment Strategies

In processing information, humans often rely on learned shortcuts. How do these shortcuts influence historical sources? Learn More

EMOTIONS

Feeling Feedback

Emotions are vital for processes like  learning, bonding, communication and decision-making. But what are emotions?  Learn More

OUR STORY

Launched in January 2020, The Center for Behavioral and Cognitive History (BACH) is a collaborative digital history lab space, which strives to further the study of human behavior  by exploring how emotions, cognitions, behaviors, and concepts of morality have changed through time.

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