Please find below: (1) video interviews/talks, (2) audio interviews, and (3) press articles about our research.


Motive Attribution Asymmetry discussed in Houston Sermon (9/2018)

Liane Young: Stanton Prize Address (6/2016)

The Wright Show (8/6/2016)

WBUR’s CommonHealth program (8/7/2014) (12/11/2012)

TEDxHogeschoolUtrecht (11/8/2012)

Cambridge Science Festival: Big Ideas for Busy People (4/27/2012)

Nature: Simply Science (7/12/2010)

CNN (4/1/2010)


January 31, 2022 – Hidden Brain: Mind Reading 2.0: Why Did You Do That? (53:47)
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August 4, 2020 – The Metaethics of Moral Claims (32:39)
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June 16, 2020 – The Moral Science Podcast: Morality Amid COVID-19 (1:20:20)
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October 27, 2012 – NPR’s Morning Edition: Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows (04:47)
August 7, 2014 – WBUR’s CommonHealth: Beyond Good and Evil (09:16)
October 27, 2012 – Philosophy Bites (12:54)
October 03, 2012 – CBC Radio: The Science of Morality, Part I, 35 minutes in (12:21)
April 01, 2010 – Lars Larson Show (10:35)
March 31, 2010 – CBC Radio (06:59)
Part I, 19 minutes in: Click here to listen
March 31, 2010 – CJAD 800 (05:11)
March 29, 2010 – NPR: All Things Considered (04:00)

Press Articles

Ray Dalio and the Game Theory of Choosing Business Partners, Lawfare, 06/27/2022

How Education Decreases the Fear of Terrorism, Lawfare, 05/15/2022

The Science of Morality, APA Monitor on Psychology, 06/01/2021

Effective Altruism is Logical, but Too Unnatural to Catch On, Psyche, 10/13/2020

What Makes a ‘Good Samaritan’ Good? That Opinion Depends on the Beneficiary, Association for Psychological Science, 2/10/2020

Human exceptionalism stifles progress, Nautilus, 5/2/2019

Our Culture of Contempt, The New York Times, 3/2/2019

Do moral beliefs shape personalities in adults and adolescents? , Science Trends, 1/7/2019

Conversations about our broken system aren’t enough , The Washington Post, 4/27/2018

A potential benefit to memories of terrorism, Scientific American, 4/3/2018

Terrorists’ moral judgment probed in psychology test, BBC News, 5/26/2017

When it comes to defining ‘terrorism,’ there is no consensus, PBS Newshour, 2/26/2017

The psychology of victim blaming, The Atlantic, 10/5/2016

Five Oxford interview questions and five answers, The Guardian, 10/11/2016 (question #3)

Why society blames victims, according to science, The Huffington Post, 7/11/2016

A simple way to foster kindness in kids, The Huffington Post, 7/14/2016

Who blames the victim?, The New York Times, 6/24/2016

The real victims of victimhood, The New York Times, 12/26/2015

Stuff happens, and the way we talk about it matters, NPR, 10/5/2015

The Kids Are All Right: Have we made our children into moral monsters?, Slate, 3/6/2015

Search for political common ground is difficult, NPR Morning Edition, 11/27/2014

The bias that can help explain endless conflicts, New York Magazine, 11/5/2014

We can all get along, The Guardian, 11/4/2014

Beyond Good And Evil: New Science Casts Light On Morality In The Brain, WBUR, 8/7/2014

Suicide and the ‘Impure Soul’, The Atlantic, 1/9/2014

‘Moral realism’ may lead to better moral behavior, Science Daily, 01/29/2013

Morality in making decisions, The Boston Globe, 3/2/2012

The hive mind made me do it, The Boston Globe, 12/18/2011

Morality is other people, The Daily Beast, 12/18/2011

How we assign blame for corporate crimes, MSNBC / Business News Daily, 12/11/2011

Individuals Are Removed from Blame When in Groups, Scientific American, 12/11/2011

How People Assign Blame: Cohesive Groups Hold Members Less Responsible for Individual Actions, Science Daily, 12/8/2011

Can Companies, Political Groups or Organizations Have a Single Mind?, Association for Psychological Science, 12/5/2011

The Vexing Mental Tug-of-War Called Morality, Discover, 9/16/2011

Adults with Autism May Not Understand Others’ Intentions, U.S. News & World Report, 2/2/2011

How Does the Brain Work?, NOVA scienceNow, 2/2/2011

Understanding the Autistic Mind, Science Daily, 2/1/2011

Perception of morality different when you have autism, MSNBC, 1/31/2011

Top 100 Stories of 2010, Discover, 12/16/2010

Judging Other People’s Intentions, Simply Science, Nature, 7/12/2010

Altering Conscience?, The Dana Foundation, 6/18/2010

Magnets, Morality, and Reasoning, Psychology Today, 6/11/2010

No Harm, No Foul, Psychology Today, 4/13/2010

Mechanics of Morality, WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, 4/7/2010

Morality of Murder, Research Highlights, Nature, 4/1/2010

Magnets can alter judgment, CNN Newsroom, 4/1/2010

Magnet Mayhem: Modifying Morality with Magnets, ABC News, 3/31/2010

The amazing brain, Telegraph (UK), 3/31/2010

Morality is modified in the lab, BBC News, 3/30/2010

Can morality be changed magnetically? CNN, 3/30/2010

Magnetic Waves Alter Moral Compass, CBS News, 3/30/2010

Magnets Can Sway ‘Moral Compass’, FOX News, 3/30/2010

Scientists discover moral compass in the brain which can be controlled by magnets, Daily Mail, 3/30/2010

Magnets placed near brain can disrupt person’s moral compass, NY Daily News, 3/30/2010

A Magnetic Field Applied to the Brain Can Alter People’s Sense of Morality, Popular Science, 3/30/2010

Magnets can turn off a person’s moral compass, Toronto Sun, 3/30/2010

Magnetism Can Sway Man’s Moral Compass, Slashdot, 3/30/2010

There’s a way to change moral judgments, Smart Planet, 3/30/2010

MIT neuroscientists can affect people’s morals, TG Daily, 3/30/2010

Brain scientists say root of morality, Mirror (UK) 3/30/2010

How Does the Brain Make Moral Judgments, Science + Religion Today, 3/30/2010

Brain Damage Skews our Moral Compass, New Scientist, 3/30/2010

Study Narrows Gap Between Mind and Brain, NPR, All Things Considered, 3/29/2010

Magnets mess minds, morality, Nature, 3/29/2010

Murder or an Accident? The Brain Knows, Science, 3/29/2010

Magnets can alter morality, MSNBC, 3/29/2010

Morality Altered by Brain Stimulation, LiveScience, 3/29/2010

When is attempted murder more acceptable than harming someone by accident? Discover, 3/26/2010

Emotions Key to Judging Others, Science Daily, 3/25/2010

Morality – it’s in your mind, next to emotions, The Independent (UK), 3/25/2010

Brain’s ‘Moral Outrage’ Center Pinpointed, Businessweek, 3/24/2010

The Roots of Morality, Science, 5/18/2009

The Moral Instinct, NY Times, 1/13/2008

Scientists Draw Link Between Morality and Brain’s Wiring, Wall Street Journal, 5/11/2007

Scanning the Brain for its Moral Center, ABC News / Nightline, 5/2/2007

Making the Paper: Brain damage offers clues to the role of emotions in moral decisions, Nature, 4/19/2007

Mind Makes Right: Brain damage, evolution, and the future of morality, Slate, 3/31/2007

Posing the Right Question, The Economist, 3/2/2007