We study the cognitive and neural basis of moral judgment. Our current research focuses on the role of theory of mind, mind attribution, and emotions in moral judgment and behavior, as well as individual and cultural differences in moral cognition. We are also interested in conceptions of the self and free will.
The Morality Lab employs methods of social psychology and cognitive neuroscience, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), examination of patient populations with selective cognitive deficits, and modulation of activity in specific brain regions using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Congratulations to Lily Tsoi for receiving a Graduate Student Travel Award and to Liane, with Kurt Gray and Adam Waytz, for receiving the Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)!
Congratulations to Laura Niemi for receiving a research grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!
Congratulations to James Dungan and Lily Tsoi for receiving NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!
The lab is excited to have three new members:
- Amelia Brown as lab manager
- Brendan Gaesser as postdoc
- Larisa Heiphetz as postdoc