Every week, new issues emerge that challenge our moral compass: Can a pharmaceutical company raise the price of a life-saving drug by 5000%? Is it morally suspect to pay non-profit CEOs millions of dollars? At what point is it morally acceptable to infringe on another person’s freedom of speech, or freedom of religion? There are no easy answers to these moral questions, but an understanding of moral psychology can help shed light on these major ethical concerns.
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Legal Studies and Business Ethics at Wharton where I teach an undergraduate course on Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. Prior to coming to Wharton, I received my PhD in Social Psychology from UNC, Chapel Hill. In my research, I adopt methods of social cognition to explore how people form moral judgments and how understanding our moral psychology can increase well-being and create a more tolerant society. Currently, I am examining how organizations can best navigate political polarization.