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  Joshua Greene Principal Investigator, Professor of Psychology
  Regan Bernhard Graduate Student
Research Interests: I am interested in the genetic and molecular influences on moral judgment and the relationship between cognitive control and emotion in decision making.
  Donal Cahill Graduate Student
Research Interests: I am primarily interested in how and why we deceive ourselves. I aim to investigate this from the ultimate, functional level of biological explanation, through to the proximate, cognitive level of explanation.
  Alek Chakroff Graduate Student
Research Interests: Norm acquisition, the neural underpinnings of moral "intuitions", and how moral judgment influences prosocial or antisocial behavior.
  Steven Frankland Graduate Student
Research Interests: Concepts, cognition, and the brain.
  Morgan Henry Lab Manager
Research Interests: Neural correlates of immoral decision making.

Lab Alumni
  Elinor Amit Assistant Professor, Brown University
Research Interests: I am interested in how we represent objects and events, how this representation affect and is being affected by psychological distance, and what are the mutual effects of representation and distance on moral judgments. I study these topics both in the behavioral level and the neural level of analysis.
  Sara Gottlieb Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests: Intuitive dualism, the role of visual imagery in moral judgment, and moral domains.
  Christine Ma-Kellams College Fellow
Research Interests: The effects of culture, science versus religion, and physical space on moral judgments/behavior.
  Joseph Paxton Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
Research Interests: Moral reasoning, folk psychology, the normative implications of moral psychology.
  Dave Rand FQEB Prize Fellow, Moral Cognition Laboratory & Research Scientist, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
Research Interests: The evolution of human behavior is the main focus of my work, with a particular emphasis on cooperation, generosity and altruism, as well as anti-social punishment and spite. My approach combines (i) empirical observations from behavioral experiments using economic games with (ii) predictions generated by evolutionary game theoretic math models and computer simulations.
  Nobuhito Abe Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
Research Interests: I'm interested in exploring the neural mechanisms underlying honesty and dishonesty by using neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
  Fiery Cushman Assistant Professor, Harvard University
Research Interests: The evolution of moral judgments, the construction of moral principles, and the balance of intentions vs. outcomes in making moral judgments.
  Kurt Gray Assistant Professor, University of Maryland,
Research Interests: Research interests in person perception, morality and phenomenology in general.
  Chuck Houston Graduate Student
Harvard University Extension School, Psychology
Research Interests: I am interested in understanding what factors influence how humans respond to moral dilemmas. Specifically, is human moral judgment the product of both automatic, as well as controlled cognitive processes? What factors influence the contributions of these dual processes?
  Matt Killingsworth Robert Wood Johnson Scholar
  Karim Kassam Assistant Professor, Carnegie Melon University,
Research Interests: Emotions and Decision Making
  Jay Musen
  Katie Ransohoff Medical Student, Stanford University
Research Interests: My research interests include applying the dual process model to real-world settings, and exploring group and individual differences in moral judgments.
  Amitai Shenhav CV Starr Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (as of Fall, 2012)
Research Interests: Neural substrates for interactions of cognitive and affective psychological processes (particularly in the context of moral decision making).
 Lisa Stewart Research Specialist, Mental Control Laboratory
Research Interests: The role of social context, uncertainty, & individual differences in moral decision making, computational modeling of cognition, web-based experimental methods, behavioral genetics.
Leo Ungar   Leo Ungar Medical Student, Stanford University, Harvard University Divinity School
Research Interests: Moral reasoning, and, more generally, moral psychology's implications for bioethics, systematic ethics, and moral epistemology.
  Sophie Wharton Lab Manager, NYU Social Neuroscience Lab
Research Interests: I'm interested in both the evolution of moral judgments and the neural substrates underlying them. My research has focused on the distinctions in moral decision-making between intentions vs consequences, actions vs omissions, and means vs side-effects.

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