Ryan McManus

Ryan will be joining the Morality Lab as a first-year PhD candidate in the fall of 2018. He received his B.A. in Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and after taking a short hiatus from academics, he returned to graduate school and received his M.A. in Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge in 2018 (a completely different California on the opposite side of the country!). His research interests include: moral judgment and its relationship to mind perception; emerging technology and its effects on perceptions of agency, permissibility, and moral responsibility; and the role of values (e.g., fairness versus loyalty) and mental state inferences (e.g., intent, desire) in politically-charged disagreements.

Recent Publications
McManus, R. M., & Rutchick, A. M. (2018). Autonomous Vehicles and the Attribution of Moral Responsibility. Social Psychological and Personality Science.