Research Interests

My students and I have been engaged in a number of programs of research over the years. My most currently active areas of inquiry are testing hypotheses about (a) the antecedents and consequences of moral convictions, (b) how morality plays out in everyday life, (c) the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of the left-right ideological divide, (d) the different ways people think about fairness and justice, and (e) social psychological responses to terrorism (in approximately that order of emphasis).