laura niemi, aSSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES; MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONS, CHARLES H. DYSON SCHOOL OF APPLIED ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT, SC JOHNSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Aug 2-5: Talk at SPSSI Dr. Niemi will be giving a talk on “Moral divides in language and cognition” at the 2021 Virtual Conference “Changing the System” at the Society for the Psychological Studies of Social Issues (SPSSI). click to read the Abstract.
MAY 7: NEW PUBLICATION Laura Niemi et. al’s publication It’s Not the Flu: Popular Perceptions of the Impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. can be accessed through this link.
MAY 4: NEW PUBLICATION Matthew L. Stanley et. al’s publication Making Moral Principles Suit Yourself is now online, and can be accessed through this link.
APR 26: ACCEPTED POSTER A major congratulations to Isobel Munday whose poster was accepted to the virtual 2021 meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology!
Poster title: “Beating around the bush: Status, stakes, and perceptions of indirect speech.”
Abstract: Using an experimental design, we examine how relative status, the stakes of a situation, and a request’s speech type affect perceptions of effective and appropriate speech. Our findings suggest that direct speech compared to indirect speech is generally perceived as more effective but not always as more appropriate
April 23: College-wide Panel on Morality, Psychology and Business. Cornell University, hosted by Dr. Ravi Kanbar, Economics.
New grant 2021 $12,000 Cornell Center for Social Sciences, Research Incubation Grant: “Civility as a Contextualized Social Psychological Phenomenon” Cornell University.
STUDYING Why and how people judge each other, decide what is right or wrong, make morally relevant choices, and live out their values.
My graduate training was at Boston College in Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience. I received my Ph.D. in 2015, for research on moral values advised by Dr. Liane Young at the Morality Lab.
After grad school, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University (May 2015 – May 2017) with advisors Dr. Steven Pinker and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, involving an interdisciplinary project called The Psycholinguistics of Morality.
I completed a second postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong in the Department of Philosophy and Dr. Felipe De Brigard in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, where I worked on projects on causal cognition, moral decision-making, and social epistemology (June 2017 – June 2018).
At University of Toronto, I completed my first year (2018-2019) as a professor, in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Psychology and Global Affairs. I started the Applied Moral Psychology Lab. I was a Visiting Professor in Psychology from 2019-2020 at Cornell University.
I began a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Cornell University in July 2020 in the Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences & in Management and Organizations, Dyson School, SC Johnson College of Business.
Please get in touch if you are interested in the Applied Moral Psychology Lab.