lab

At the Applied Moral Psychology Lab, our topics and collaborators are multidisciplinary:
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Moral Psychology
  • Linguistics & Psychology of Language
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Experimental Philosophy
We investigate BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT MORAL COGNITION AND SOCIAL-MORAL PSYCHOLOGY and how findings might be applied to improve well-being for more people. See research page for more info.

people




Laura Niemi | Lab Director

Fiona DeBernardi | Lab Manager

Fiona is a lab manager, and she holds a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. She is interested in moral decision-making, reasoning, and the role of social influences in development. Outside the lab, she enjoys going to frog hopping competitions.
Ivy Gilbert | Graduate Student

Ivy is a second-year PhD student in Social Psychology. She holds an MA in Linguistics from Florida Atlantic University and has worked and volunteered with several animal protection agencies. She is interested in moral psychology, cognitive and sociocultural linguistics, animal rights, and social/environmental justice.
Cristina Leone | UCL Grad Student

Cristina is a PhD student at the Causal Cognition Lab at University College London. She is mainly interested in how people create causal models of real-world events, and how such models influence framing in subjective memory and problem-solving.
Sarah Milliron | Graduate Student

Sarah is a first-year PhD student in Social Psychology. She holds a BA in Psychology from Lee University, and she was the Lab Manager for the AMP Lab prior to beginning grad school. She is broadly interested in moral psychology and experimental philosophy, the intersection between these fields, and how this research can be applied to enable individual and group well-being. Outside the lab, she enjoys critiquing movies and having debates about normative ethics.
Gabrielle Tupaz | Post-Bac RA

Gabrielle is a post-bac research assistant funded through NIH BUILD. She holds a BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is interested in cognitive neuroscience, specifically moral cognition and moral psychology. Outside the lab, she loves to play cozy video games and read.
Chase Agheli | Research Assistant

Chase is a senior majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations with minors in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. He is particularly interested in how moral concepts are collectively formulated through social interaction, as well as the applications of theoretical fields like logic and game theory to moral thought.
Annika Dahlin | Research Assistant

Annika is a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics. She is interested in the interaction between language use and moral judgement, specifically as it relates to consumption habits, animal rights, and environmental harm. Outside of the lab, she enjoys reading, water coloring, and spending time outside.
Rachel Kodysh | Research Assistant

Rachel is a junior majoring in Psychology. She is interested in understanding the nuance of building a person’s identity throughout their lifetime, and she would like to explore factors within moral psychology, language, and social/cultural environments. Outside the lab, she likes crime podcasts, yoga, and exploratory walks.
Bridget Lee | Research Assistant

Bridget is a junior majoring in Human Development. She is interested in how moral psychology research can enact change in the legal, education, and healthcare systems. Outside the lab, she loves to paint and listen to showtunes.
Alex Myers | Research Assistant

Alex is a senior majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. His areas of interest include the psychology of language and moral psychology, with a particular focus on the effects of language exposure on moral positions and the effects of moral positions on language selection.
Eric West | Research Assistant

Eric is a junior majoring in Development Sociology and Environment & Sustainability with a minor in Philosophy. He is interested in how socioeconomic status impacts (1) normative and empirical expectations of moral behavior, (2) interactions with institutions, and (3) conceptions of private wealth accumulation. Outside of the lab, he enjoys swimming, running, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Lab Alumni

Post-Doc

Gina Roussos

Lab Manager

Beyza Gultekin

Sarah Milliron

Research Assistants

Tanya Abergel

Jacqueline Allen

Camilla Balbis

Will Blakey

Natalie Boychuk

 Oliver Eccleston

 Chineme Ewenike

Aurelio Falconi 

Gabrielle Furman 

Lauren Greene 

Lilyanna Gross 

Zissis Hadjis 

Micah Hoffman 

Marko Kljajic 

Evelyn Li 

Yue Li 

Zhimeng Li 

Beth Mieczkowski 

Gavin Mullin 

Isobel Munday 

Joseph Outa 

Julia Papp 

Varun Parkash 

Madhulika Shastry 

Caroline Sun 

Michael Warchol 

Louisa (Zi Ting) You