Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of the Moral Psychology Research Lab
What He Studies
Questions such as: Why do we sometimes punish accidents? And when do we think it is OK to sacrifice one person for the good of many?
recent articles on morality & ethics
in the news
Certain physical actions can induce a negative emotional response that’s independent of the outcome the actions produce. This “action aversion” can occur whether the action is performed, witnessed, or imagined, and it can affect how an act is judged.
— Pacific Standard
Fiery Cushman, a psychologist, was interested with how people assign blame to certain crimes, specifically how people's opinions are split between punishing the results of a crime and punishing the intent of a crime.
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