presentations

2018

September 2018: “Tracing the process of moral judgment in language and cognition” (Talk). York University Cognitive Science Speaker Series, Toronto, ON.

August 2018: “The role of moral commitments and narrative framing in judgment of victims” (Talk in She Said “Me, Too,” He said “Not Me:” A Situationist Perspective on Sexual Harassment – Winner of Best Symposium Award OB Division). Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

July 2018: “Explaining blame: How theories about violence influence apportioning of blame to self and others” (Talk). Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Ann Arbor, MI.

June 2018: “Influencing victim blaming with narrative framing” (Talk). Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

May 2018: “Brief Comment on Vogt” (Discussant). Happiness and Well-Being Project Capstone. St. Louis, MO.

March 2018: “Language, causation, and moral judgment” (Talk). Workshop on Causal Reasoning. Duke University.

February 2018: “Language, causation, and moral judgment” (Talk). Psychology & Language Preconference at Society for Personality & Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

February 2018: “The experience of being denied credibility: Stress and epistemic injustice” (Talk). St. Louis Area Well-Being Workshop, St. Louis, MO.

2017

October 2017: What forces influence people’s views about victims? (Guest Lecture). Washington University in St. Louis.

October 2017:Does justice have a unique moral grammar? (Talk). Munk School of Global Affairs. University of Toronto.

October 2017: The experience of being taken at your word: A multi-method investigation (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Group. The Pennsylvania State University,University Park, PA.

July 2017: Morality, Language, and Thought Workshop, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France; Co-organizer: Brent Strickland PROGRAM

July 2017: Moral values and the distribution of blame. (Talk). Jury Bias Litigation Group, American Association of Justice, Boston, MA.

July 2017: The space and time of contamination: Complete, continual, spreading effects. (Poster). Cogsci2017, London, UK.

July 2017: The behavioral and neural signatures of distinct conceptions of fairness. (Talk). Social Minds, Social Brains: Preconference, European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain.

July 2017: Using psycholinguistic analysis to differentiate impurity from harm. (Talk). 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Granada, Spain.

June 2017: Understanding impurity and harm through conceptual semantic analysis and alteration of contamination judgment. (Poster). Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

May 2017: Moral values and the distribution of blame. (Talk). Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston, MA.

February 2017: Morality in language. (Talk). Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

February 2017: Morality in language. (Talk). Social Psychology Colloquium. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

January 2017: The language of purity and harm values: An analysis of the conceptual semantics of contamination and injury (Talk). Society for Personality & Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX

2016

December 2016: On patiency: How value is attributed to the opposite of agency (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Group, Pittsburg, PA

December 2016: Who is a moral expert? (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Group, Pittsburg, PA

November 2016: Causal attribution during minimal language processing (Talk). Twenty-Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Atlanta, GA

November 2016: Implicit measurement of causal attribution and social values (Talk). Society for Judgment and Decision-Making Conference, Boston, MA

November 2016:Valuing reciprocity as a form of fairness linked to reduced prosociality (Poster). Society for Judgment and Decision-Making Conference, Boston, MA

October 2016: How people attribute contamination and injury across the moral dyad: Tracing patterns in language use to reveal the structure of morality (Talk). Brown University, Providence, RI

October 2016: Attributing contamination and injury across the moral dyad: A psycholinguistics approach (Talk). Society of Experimental Social Psychology Conference, Santa Monica, CA

September 2016: Tracing the emergence of the moral dimension of implicit verb causality (Talk). Yale University, Mind and Development Lab, New Haven, CT

August 2016: The implicit causality task as a measure of motivated causal attribution (Talk). CogSci 2016, Philadelphia, PA

August 2016: Moral judgment during minimal language processing (Talk). Chair, Symposium “Mutual constraints in moral cognition and language” International Conference on Thinking, Brown University, Providence, RI

June 2016: Implicit measurement of causal attribution (Talk). Society of Philosophy and Psychology Annual Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX

May 2016: Moral inference biases verbs’ implicit causality (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Group, Harvard University

April 2016: Implicit causality and moral judgment. (Talk). UMass Boston Baby Lab Meeting.

April 2016: Moral inference in minimal language processing. (Talk). Social Perception and Evaluation Lab Meeting, New York University.

April 2016: The behavioral and neural signatures of distinct conceptions of fairness: Impartiality, charity, and reciprocity. (Poster). Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) Annual Conference, New York University.

March 2016: The moral dimension of implicit verb causality. (Talk). CUNY 2016:29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, FL.

February 2016: Implicit causality and moral judgment. (Talk). Language and Cognition Seminar, Department of Psychology, Harvard University.

January 2016: Person-blind and person-based fairness: Investigating the differences among impartiality, charity, and reciprocity. (Talk). Co-Chair Symposium “Multiple Perspectives on the Psychology of Fairness: New Neural, Computational, Developmental and Cross-Cultural Findings,” Society for Personality & Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. [1/30]

2015

November 2015: Implicit Causality and Moral Inference. (Talk). Expressive Language: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Origins. The Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning (ECOM) Research Group Workshop, University of Connecticut.

October 2015: Ideology and Causal Attribution. (Talk). Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Research Seminar. Department of Psychology, Harvard University

October 2015: Implicit Causality as Moral Inference-Making. (Talk). Boston Area Morality and Social Cognition Discussion Group, Boston University, Boston, MA.

June 2015: Decreasing Victim-Blaming by Intervening on Moral Focus: Policy Implications. (Poster). Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Washington, D.C.

February 2015: Implicit and explicit moral cognition in sexual victimization and coercion. (Talk). Co-chair: Symposium “The Role of Disgust in Morality: It’s Complicated,” Society for Personality & Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

2014

June 2014: Implicit and Explicit Moral Cognition in Recovery after Sexual Victimization. (Talk). Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 10th Biennial Convention, Portland, OR

May 2014: Comparing quantities under the influence of emotion: Differing effects on temporal and numeric processing. (Poster). Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

May 2014: Examining Moral Norms. (Talk). Boston College Graduate Research Day, Chestnut Hill, MA.

April 2014: Implicit and Explicit Cognition in Moral Judgment of Sexual Assault. (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Lab, Brown University, Providence, RI.

April 2014: Implicit and Explicit Cognition in Moral Judgment of Sexual Assault. (Talk). Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

April 2014: Tracking Neural Representations of Fairness Based on Impartiality, Reciprocity, and Need. (Poster). Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Boston, MA.

April 2014: Examining Moral Norms. Moral Psychology Research Group, Duke University, NC.

February 2014: Contamination and condemnation: Examining implicit and explicit attitudes about harm and purity in the case of sexual assault. (Poster). Society for Personality & Social Psychology Annual Convention, Austin, TX.

February 2014: Neural Representations of fairness based on impartiality, reciprocity, and need. (Talk). Social Brain Science Symposium, Boston, MA.

2013

May 2013: Quantifying a Threat: Evidence of a Numerical Processing Bias. (Poster). 25th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, DC.

May 2013: Sexual crimes: Contamination and condemnation. (Talk). Moral Psychology Research Group. Brown University, Providence, RI.

January 2013: Care across boundaries versus keeping boundaries intact: Diverging links with Machiavellianism, social dominance orientation, and prosociality. (Poster). Society for Personality & Social Psychology Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

2012

November 2012: Fewer things, lasting longer: The effect of emotion on quantity judgments. (Talk). 20th Annual Meeting on Object Perception, Attention and Memory, Minneapolis, MN.

October 2012: Machiavellian Morals: Uncovering the True Nature of Binding versus Individualizing Values. (Talk). Boston Area Morality and Social Cognition Discussion Group, Boston University, Boston, MA.

August 2012: Artful morality: Investigating mediators of value change. (Talk). International Summer School of Affective Science, Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland.

August 2012: Heightened incidence of depressive symptoms in adolescents involved in the arts. (Talk). American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.