Explaining Moral Judgment
The Department of Psychology in co-sponsorship with FOSSA present Kurt Gray, Social Psychologist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with his lecture, Explaining Moral Judgment. The past 20 years of moral psychology research may be misguided. This talk explains why, and outlines a new theory of moral judgement.
About Kurt Gray
Kurt Gray is a social psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whose research explores the inner lives of animals, machines and human beings. Since graduating from Harvard University in 2010, he has received numerous early career awards, recognizing his innovative contributions in mind perception, helping to reveal the basis of morality, social groups and religious belief. He has received over $1 million in grants funding his scientific work, and has contributed numerous publications, including two highly acclaimed books about moral psychology and the science of understanding the minds of others. Dr. Gray is also a dynamic and engaging speaker and an award-winning teacher.
About the Hunsberger Lecture
This is Psychology's 15th annual Bruce Hunsberger lecture. Bruce Hunsberger was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Laurier from 1974 to 2003, and served as its Chair for many years. He was an influential scholar in the field of psychology and religion, recipient of the William James Award from the American Psychological Association. This ongoing lecture series has been created as an annual event to remember his lifelong commitment to communicating psychological research to a wide audience.