Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Azim’s new paper with Jean-François Bonnefon and Iyad Rahwan on the ethics of autonomous vehicles now out in Science. Paper is available here. Abstract below. Be sure to check out the accompanying website http://moralmachine.mit.edu/ to test your own ethical attitudes and design your own scenarios. Josh Greene’s perspective of the piece is available here.       Abstract Autonomous vehicles (AVs) should reduce traffic...

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Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

  Azim’s new paper with Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin now published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. This paper looks at how the perception of income mobility makes people more tolerant of income inequality. Abstract below and paper available here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research has shown associations...

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New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

New paper on stereotypes about Christians and science performance in press at SPPS

Our new research paper, Negative Stereotypes Cause Christians to Underperform in and Disidentify with Science, with collaborators Kimberly Rios and Rebecca Trotton, and CaML members Zhen Cheng and Azim Shariff  is now in press at Social and Personality Psychological Science. The paper shows how negative stereotypes about Christians’ performance in science can actually diminish their performance at analytical tasks and sap their interest...

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Our meta-analysis of religious priming now in press at PSPR

Our meta-analysis of religious priming now in press at PSPR

Azim’s paper with Aiyana Willard, Tess Andersen and Ara Norenzayan, Religious Priming: A meta-analysis with a focus on religious prosociality, has just been accepted at Personality and Social Psychology Review. The paper contains several effect size and p-curve analyses for 93 religious priming studies (n = 11, 653). The abstract is appended below, and the in press draft of the paper is available here. You can find a near comprehensive...

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Azim and Stephanie’s new review article on morality and the religious mind now out in Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Azim and Stephanie’s new review article on morality and the religious mind now out in Trends in Cognitive Sciences

In collaboration with Jared Piazza at the University of Pennsylvania, Azim and Stephanie have published a new brief review article attempting to explain the differences in moral behavior and decision-making between religious believers and non-believers. A pdf of the paper is available here. The abstract is appended below: Religions have come to be intimately tied to morality and much recent research has shown that theists and nontheists differ...

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