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ABOUT ME

I'm working on a computational model of moral cognition. I think moral judgments are determined by relevant nonmoral information, not moral values and norms. Is this a revolutionary claim? You tell me... 

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BREE BEAL, PhD

MORAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCHER

 

Phone:

602.405.7971

 

Email:

BreeLBeal@gmail.com

ABOUT ME
PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS
2022

Current Anthropology

Beal, Bree. "A Distinction Within 'Methodological Bracketing'."(Comment on Pohran) Current Anthropology, 63(6), 2022.

https://doi.org/10.1086/722329

2022

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Beal, Bree. "The Polyphony Principle." Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45, 2022, e222.

doi:10.1017/S0140525X2200108X

  2021
Philosophical Psychology

Beal, Bree. "The Nonmoral Conditions of Moral Cognition." Philosophical Psychology, 2021.

https://doi.org/10.1080/09515089.2021.1942811

2021

Consciousness and Cognition

Beal, Bree and Guga Gogia. "Cognition in Moral Space: A Minimal Model." Consciousness and Cognition, 2021, 92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2021.103134.

2020

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Beal, Bree. “What are the Irreducible Basic Elements of Morality? A Critique of the Debate over Monism and Pluralism in Moral Psychology.” Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2020, 15(2), pp. 273-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691619867106

2018

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Beal, Bree, and Philippe Rochat. “Innate Valuation, Existential Framing, and One Head for Multiple Moral Hats.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 41, 2018, p. e38., doi:10.1017/S0140525X17000632.

EDUCATION + EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION
2012-2018

PhD

Emory University

Institute for the Liberal Arts

I earned my PhD from Emory University's Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA) in 2018. My dissertation was a "Dostoevskyan" model of moral psychology. While at Emory, I also did some cognitive neuroscience research in the Dilks Lab. 

2010-2011

Master of Arts

Arizona State University

New College

I earned my Masters of Arts, with a focus on Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Literature, from Arizona State University's New College in Decemer, 2011. 

2000-2004

Bachelor of Music

Grand Canyon State University

I earned a bachelor's of music, vocal performance, in 2004. 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
CURRENT PROJECTS
Ontological Frames vs. Moral Foundations

I'm working with psychologists Joshua Rottman to test the hypothesis that relevant nonmoral information will better predict moral judgments than "moral foundations." 

The Case Against Morality as Cooperation

I'm currently working on a systematic refutation of the popular view that morality can be defined scientifically in terms of the function of cooperation.

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