James studies the cognitive and neural basis of distinct moral domains; specifically, morals targeting one’s self versus another. He is also interested in the tensions between these domains and their concurrent emotional signatures. His research combines methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience. He received his B.S. from MIT, and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Boston College.
Dungan, J.A., Chakroff, A., & Young, L. (2017) The relevance of moral norms in distinct relational contexts: Purity versus harm norms regulate self-directed actions. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173405. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173405
Chakroff, A., Dungan, J., Koster-Hale, J. Brown, A., Saxe, R., & Young, L. (2016). When minds matter for moral judgment: intent information is neurally encoded for harmful but not impure acts. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(3), 476-484. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv131.