My more specific research interests include how pre-existing beliefs or values can alter individuals' perceptions of facts and evidence, as well as biased information processing and how knowledge or expertise might exacerbate such biases. Check out my page on moral coherence in everyday life. Also check out http://yourmorals.org!
Other areas of interest include loneliness and social relationship factors, and in the psychology and law area interrogations and confessions.
Liu, B. S., & Ditto, P. H. (2012). What dilemma? Moral evaluation shapes factual beliefs. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi:10.1177/1948550612456045.
Liu, B. S., & Rook, K. S. (accepted). Emotional and social loneliness in later life: Associations with positive versus negative social exchanges. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Leo, R. A., & Liu, B. (2009). What do potential jurors know about police interrogation techniques and false confessions? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27, 381-399.