Moral Psychology [2014-2015]

From 2014 to 2015


The Cambridge Moral Psychology Research Group brings together researchers from different disciplines—including neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, law, and others—who have a common interest in understanding moral behaviour. The aims of the group are to (1) foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, (2) help its members learn about relevant methods used in other fields, and (3) host discussions with leading academics about the key contemporary questions in moral psychology.



Nora Heinzelmann (Department of Philosophy)
Gabriela Pavarini (Department of Psychology)
Isabelle Jefford  (Department of Psychology)
Juliet Griffin (Department of Psychology)

Previous Convener
Tor Tarantola (Department of Psychology)
Dr Philippe Gilchrist (Deptartment of Psychology)

Faculty Advisors

Prof Richard Holton (Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy)
Dr Benedetto De Martino (Sir Henry Dale Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology)
Dr Tom Dougherty (Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy)

Previous Faculty Advisors
Dr Simone Schnall  (Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Cambridge)

Past events

Moral Psychology
Emotion and Rationality: Moral Decisions
15 October 2014, Room S1, 1st floor Alison Richard Building (NB different date)

Joshua Greene (Harvard), Rae Langton (Cambridge) at Moral Psychology

Hedonism and Well-Being
05 November 2014, Room S1, 1st floor Alison Richard Building

Roger Crisp (Oxford), Andrew MacLeod (London) at Moral Psychology

The Choice of Honesty (Heterogeneous Responses)
10 November 2014, Philosophy Faculty, Philosophy Board Room

Alexander Wagner (Zurich) at Moral Psychology
Venue: Fac of Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Exchange of Ideas
19 November 2014, Room S1, 1st floor Alison Richard Building

Limited places. Moral Psychology group

Self-Control and Weakness of Will
03 December 2014, Room S1, 1st floor Alison Richard Building

Todd Hare (Zurich), Lubomira Radoilska (Kent/Cambridge) at Moral Psychology

Consciousness and Free Choice
19 January 2015, Lecture Theatre, Dept. of Psychology, Downing site

Neil Levy (Oxford/Melbourne), Aaron Schurger (Lausanne) -Moral Psychology

Interdisciplinary Exchange of Ideas
26 January 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Moral Psychology

Is Empathy Important for Morality?
09 February 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Jesse Prinz (CUNY), Molly Crockett (Oxford) -Moral Psychology

What is the Nature of Human Morality?
12 March 2015, Room SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building

Shaun Nichols (Arizona) -Moral Psychology

Clues to the Embodied Metaphorical Mind
27 April 2015, Psychology Lecture Theatre, Downing Site

Spike Lee (Toronto)~Moral Psychology

Moral Challenges of New Reproductive Technologies
21 May 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building.

Eve-Marie Engels (Germany), Martin Richards, Vasanti Jadva (Cambridge) ~ Moral Psychology

Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?
01 June 2015, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

David Pizarro (Cornell), Guy Kahane (Oxford), Sophia Connell (Cambridge) ~ Moral Psychology