I study moral psychology. My research asks questions like: Why do we sometimes punish accidents? And, when do we think it is OK to sacrifice one person for the good of many? I am interested in understanding the cognitive processes that give rise to moral judgment, their development, and their evolutionary history.
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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
I received my B.A. in Biology from Harvard in June 2003 and my Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in September 2008. My doctoral advisor was Susan Carey. I then completed a post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative at Harvard University and advised principally by Joshua Greene. From 2011-2014 I served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.