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    In this article, we discuss a number of challenges with the empirical study of emotion and its relation to moral judgment. We examine a case study involving the moral foreign-language effect, according to which people show an increased utilitarian response tendency in moral dilemmas when using their non-native language. One important proposed explanation for this effect is that using one’s non-native language reduces emotional arousal, and that reduced emotion is responsible for this tendency. W…Read more
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    Thinking in a Non-native Language: A New Nudge?
    with Heather Cipolletti Perez and Christine Weissglass
    Frontiers in Psychology 11. 2020.
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    The Moral Foreign-Language Effect
    with Heather Cipolletti and Christine Weissglass
    Philosophical Psychology 29 (1): 23-40. 2016.
    Many have argued that moral judgment is driven by one of two types of processes. Rationalists argue that reasoned processes are the source of moral judgments, whereas sentimentalists argue that emotional processes are. We provide evidence that both positions are mistaken; there are multiple mental processes involved in moral judgment, and it is possible to manipulate which process is engaged when considering moral dilemmas by presenting them in a non-native language. The Foreign-Language Effect …Read more
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    Description and analysis of treatments for port-wine stain birthmarks
    with K. M. Kelly, B. Choi, A. Motosue, B. Jung, M. H. Khan, J. C. Ramirez-San-Juan, and J. S. Nelson
    Port-wine stain birthmarks are congenital, low-flow vascular malformations of the skin. Lasers are the modality of choice for the treatment of PWS birthmarks, and for most patients the pulsed-dye laser in conjunction with epidermal cooling offers the greatest efficacy and safety. Other light devices, including the 532-nm frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser, intense pulsed light, 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser, and combined 1064/532-nm system, may be useful during a treatment course for resistant PWS. Laser tre…Read more
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    Can Value Properties Earn Their Keep? The Metaphysics of Value Supposing they exist, what work are value properties supposed to do? What difference do they make? What is the difference between a world in which they exist and a world in which they do not? One obvious answer invokes the claim that evaluative properties make a causal difference. While this is an interesting topic, it is well-covered elsewhere by Gilbert Harman and Nicholas Sturgeon. But there are other possibilities put forth by mo…Read more
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    Like-Minded: Externalism and moral psychology
    Philosophical Psychology 26 (5): 772-775. 2013.
    No abstract