Upcoming

MAY 2017

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

JUNE 2017

Moral Psychology Research Group, Duke University, Durham, NC.

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.

JULY 2017

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

JULY 24, 2017

Workshop on the Psycholinguistics of Morality. 

Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France; Co-organizer: Brent Strickland

 

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

Selected Past Presentations

FEBRUARY 2017

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

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

DECEMBER 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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]

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

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.

FEB 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.

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.
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.

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

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

Examining Moral Norms. Moral Psychology Research Group, Duke University, NC.

FEB 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.

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

MAY 2013

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

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

JAN 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.

NOV 2012

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

OCT 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.

AUG 2012

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

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