• Respect, Honesty, and Kindness. We believe that doing good science requires being a good person. We strive to treat others the way we would like to be treated; be honest with ourselves (e.g., understanding what we want and do not want to do in science), others (e.g., when communicating with colleagues and mentors), and throughout the scientific research process; and be helpful and supportive to each other (e.g., give constructive feedback on talks and manuscripts, share knowledge).
  • Rigor, Reproducibility, and Generalizability. We emphasize rigorous scientific methods and logical arguments in our research. We will pre-register our studies, carry out studies as planned, report findings transparently, and share data, materials, and code to promote reproducibility in science. We will also contribute to increasing the generalizability in science by incorporating naturalistic design, inclusive participant sampling, comprehensive stimuli selection, and clearly communicating the limitations of our studies.
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. We acknowledge the many forms of inequality historically and continuously experienced by various groups, such as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women, immigrants, individuals who identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and people with marginalized identities. We reject any form of discrimination in our lab and our scientific community. We commit to improving inclusion, diversity, and equity in science through research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach.
  • Eco-friendly and Sustainability. We acknowledge that climate change is no longer a distant threat. Fighting climate change and its impacts is urgent. We encourage taking climate actions at the individual level as well as promoting climate actions at the institutional and political-system levels.