I'm an associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and director of the Morality, Affect, and Politics Lab.
The Morality, Affect, and Politics (MAP) LabIn the MAP Lab, we are working to uncover the basic processes underlying moral judgments—and to apply this knowledge to better understand people's beliefs about consequential social questions. One primary research focus has been disgust-based moral intuitions and their relationship with political ideology and social attitudes. More broadly, we want to understand how moral intuitions interact with deliberative reasoning in people’s judgments and beliefs. In addition to basic research on these questions, the lab has also studied how people’s moral beliefs underlie attitudes towards genetically engineered food and other new technologies. In a new line of research we are using advances in natural language processing to observe the content and consequences of morality "in the wild."