University of Manchester
Medical and Human Sciences
PhD, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Moral Psychology
Areas of Interest
Moral Psychology

My name is Cliff. I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, located at the University of Pennsylvania and directed by Professor Anjan Chatterjee. My research investigates the dark side of morality. Morality refers to the values and customs that guide social behavior within groups. When morality works properly, it enables compassion for those in need, it provides the courage to stand up to bad guys, and it stops us from hurting the people who anger us, and much more.

What happens when morality fails to work properly, though? For example, can our moral intuitions sometimes impair our social functioning? Are some of our …

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