As a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development) at the University of Georgia, I am researching how people think and feel about harming animals in specific ways, and how to change these thoughts and feelings.

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Experimental Ethics
  • Moral Motivation
  • Gentleness and Compassion
  • Moral and Character Education

Research Methods

  • Ethnography
  • Surveys and Online Experiments

Current Projects

  • Doctoral Dissertation
    • I’m currently researching how beliefs about the minds of animals influence moral concern for harming them in terms of moral judgments, feelings of guilt, and behavioral intentions.