My dissertation research was advised by Dr. Liane Young and conducted at the Morality Lab at Boston College and the Harvard Center for Brain Science. In this work, I investigated the cognitive mechanisms and consequences associated with people’s diverse views on morality. Access previews of my papers.
- Niemi, L. & Young, L. (2016). When and why we see victims as responsible: The impact of ideology on attitudes toward victims. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(9), 1227-1242.
- Niemi, L., Wasserman, E., Young, L. (2017). The behavioral and neural signatures of distinct conceptions of fairness. Social Neuroscience.
- Niemi, L. & Young, L. (2017). Who sees what as fair? Mapping individual differences in valuation of reciprocity, charity, and impartiality. Social Justice Research.
- Niemi, L. & Young, L. (2014). Blaming the victim in the case of rape. Psychological Inquiry, 25(2), 230-233.
- Niemi, L. & Young, L. (2016). Justice and the moral lexicon. Psychological Inquiry, 27(1), 50-54.
- Niemi, L., Hartshorne, J., Gerstenberg, T., Young, L. (2016). Implicit measurement of motivated causal attribution. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
- *Niemi Young, Laura & Cordes, S. (2013). Fewer things, lasting longer: The effect of emotion on quantity judgments. Psychological Science, 24,1057-1059 | APS Daily Observation
- *Hamamouche, K., *Niemi, L., Cordes, S. (2017). Quantifying a threat: Evidence of a numeric processing bias.
- Niemi, L., Woodring, M., Young, L., Cordes, S. (2019). Partisan mathematical processing of political polling statistics: It’s the expectations that count. Cognition.
- Niemi, L. (2018). The morally relevant consequences of disgust in the context of sexual assault. In N. Strohminger & V. Kumar (Eds.) The Moral Psychology of Disgust.
- Niemi, L. (2017). Victim-blaming. In K. Nadal (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender, pp. 1756-1757. London: UK.
- *Niemi Young, Laura, Winner, E., Cordes, S. (2012). Heightened incidence of depressive symptoms in adolescents involved in the arts. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts | APA Press Release | Chicago Tribune
- *Niemi Young, Laura , Cordes, S., Winner, E. (2013). Arts involvement predicts academic achievement only when the child has a musical instrument. Educational Psychology.
- Niemi, L., Hartshorne, J., Gerstenberg, T., Stanley, M., Young, L. (under review). Moral values pervade causal attribution: Evidence from the implicit verb causality task and explicit judgments.
- Niemi, L. Roussos, G., Young, L. (under review). Political partisanship alters the causality implicit in verb meaning.
- Henne, P., Niemi, L., Pinillos, A, De Brigard, F., Knobe, J. (under review). A counterfactual explanation of the omission effect.
- Stanley, M., Henne, P., Niemi, L., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., De Brigard, F. (under review). Making moral principles suit yourself.
- Niemi, L. & Young, L. (in revision). A conceptual semantics analysis of contamination and injury reveals new boundaries between impurity and harm.
- Nizzi, M-Ch. & Niemi, L. (in preparation). Impaired sense of self predicts suicidal thoughts and behaviors in survivors of sexual assault.
- Niemi, L. (in preparation). Effects of being an agent and patient of sexual assault on judging causation for generic sexual assault among third parties.
- Niemi, L. & Cordes, S. (in prep). The arts and economic vitality: Leisure time interest in the art predicts entrepreneurship and innovation at work. [NEA Research Report]
Name changed from Laura Niemi Young (Young, L. N.) to Laura Niemi (Niemi, L.) in 2013.