I am working toward a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Miami, where I am a member of the Evolution and Human Behavior Laboratory. My interests lie at the intersection of social, personality, and moral psychology. I have used surveys, controlled experiments, and meta-analysis in recent and ongoing projects that ask questions like:
Do the same psychological processes that regulate cooperative behavior in interactions with known others explain cooperation in relatively anonymous social interactions?
Do emotions play an integral role in moral judgments?
Do human spontaneously respond empathically to the suffering of others? Can deliberate efforts to adopt the perspective of needy persons increase empathic concern?
Under what conditions are third parties to conflicts motivated to intervene on behalf of victims?
Are altruism and malevolence opposite poles of a single dimension of personality, or orthogonal traits?