Documents/YMo

About Us

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2013-04-09

Source: http://www.yourmorals.org/aboutus.php

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:YourMorals.org

Acronym:YMo

Description:
This website is a collaboration among social psychologists who study morality and politics. Our goal was to create a site that would be useful and interesting to users, particularly ethics classes and seminars, and that would also allow us to test a variety of theories about moral psychology. One of our main goals is to foster understanding across the political spectrum. Almost everyone cares about morality, and we want to understand --and to help others understand -- the many different ways that people care.

Stakeholder(s):

  • Peter DittoPeter Ditto is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on "hot cognition" how motivation and emotion shape (and often bias) social, moral, political, medical, and legal reasoning. His homepage is here, and his email address is: phditto at uci.edu.

  • Jesse GrahamJesse Graham is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California. His background is in philosophy and theology, which he traded in for science in a desperate attempt to get real-world traction on the big questions of life. His research interests include moral politics, implicit measurement approaches to moral intuitions and ideology, aesthetic emotions, humor, moral education, and the meaning of life. His homepage is here, and his email address is: jesse.graham at usc.edu

  • Jonathan HaidtJonathan Haidt is a professor of business ethics at New York University's Stern School of Business. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, [book homepage is here] and of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion [book homepage is here]. He studies the psychological foundations of morality and is working on several projects to help people transcend moralistic divisions and understand each other. (See, for example, www.civilpolitics.org.) His homepage is here, and his email address is jhaidt at stern.nyu.edu.

  • Ravi IyerRavi Iyer Ph.D., is an active researcher at the University of Southern California and a data scientist at Ranker, who loves to use data to study intangible things like values, ideology, and happiness. He blogs regularly at PoliPsych.com and is a director of CivilPolitics.Org

  • Spassena KolevaSpassena Koleva (Sena) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California. She received a Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of California - Irvine in 2011. Sena is interested in why people become good or bad, and how they make decisions about right and wrong in their everyday lives. Her research interests include morality, romantic relationships, political ideology, religious beliefs, computer-mediated courtship, and cultural differences. Her homepage is here and her email address is: skoleva at uci.edu.

  • Matt MotylMatt Motyl is a graduate student in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Matt is interested in the low-level cognitive processes and existential motivations that influence political conflict. His homepage is here, and his email address is motyl at virginia.edu

  • Gary ShermanGary Sherman is a graduate student in social psychology at the University of Virginia. He is interested in the relationship between morality and purity. This includes a primary interest in the emotion of disgust, purity-related intuitions, and the ways in which disgust and purity influence moral judgment. His homepage is here, and his email address is gsherman at virginia.edu

  • Sean WojcikSean Wojcik is a graduate student in social and personality psychology at the University of California, Irvine. He is broadly interested in judgment and decision making, with an emphasis on how self-perceptions influence judgments about political attitudes, policies, and logic itself. His homepage is here, and his email address is: swojcik at uci.edu.