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 James, Jordan, Laura and Josh, who all received graduate student travel awards from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology this year!
Congratulations to Brendan for being awarded a two-year Templeton Science of Prospection Award!
Jordan and Liane discuss their research on WBUR's CommonHealth program, in a series called "Beyond Good and Evil: New Science Casts Light on Morality in the Brain".
Congratulations to Larisa for being awarded a two-year National Science Foundation (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences) Post-Doctoral Fellowship!