Publications

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McAuliffe, W.H.B., Burton-Chellew, M.N., & McCullough, M.E. (in press). Cooperation and learning in unfamiliar situationsCurrent Directions in Psychological Science.

McAuliffe, W.H.B.*, Carter, E.C.*, Berhane, J., Snihur, A.C., & McCullough, M.E. (revise and resubmit). Is empathy the default response to suffering? A meta-analytic evaluation of perspective-taking instructions’ effects on empathic concern. * = shared first-authorship

Pedersen, E.J., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Shah, Y., Tanaka, H., Ohtsubo, Y., & McCullough, M.E. (revise and resubmit). When and why do third parties punish outside of the lab? A cross-cultural recall study.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Lieberman, D., & McCullough, M.E. (under review). Altruism and malevolence: Opposite ends of a single dimension.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. & McCullough, M.E. (in press). Moral reasoning performance determines epistemic peerdom [invited commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Pedersen, E.J., & McCullough, M.E. (2019). Does cooperation in the laboratory reflect the operation of a broad trait? European Journal of Personality, 33, 89-103.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2019). Do emotions play an essential role in moral judgments? Thinking & Reasoning, 25(2), 207-230.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Pedersen, E.J., & McCullough, M.E. (2018). Experience with anonymous interactions reduces intuitive cooperationNature Human Behaviour, 12(2), 909-914. 

Pedersen, E.J., McAuliffe, W.H.B., McCullough, M.E. (2018). The unresponsive avenger: More evidence that disinterested third parties do not punish altruisticallyJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(4), 514-544. 

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Philippe, J., & McCullough, M.E. (2018). Digital Altruists: Resolving key questions about the empathy-altruism hypothesis in an internet sample. Emotion, 18(4), 493-506.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. & McCullough, M.E. (2017). Validation is a Galilean enterprise. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(3), 279-280.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2016). Review of What’s Wrong with Morality? Philosophical Psychology, 29(7), 1083-1086.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2015). How did abduction become confused with inference to the best explanation? Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, 51(3), 300-319.