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ABOUT ME

I'm a data analyst conversant in Python, R, SQL, Tableau, and Excel; a scientific researcher with training in diverse disciplines and theoretical paradigms; and a former professor of psychology, literature, writing, and statistical inference. In my spare time, I'm working on a model of moral cognition.  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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BREE BEAL, PhD

DATA ANALYST & RESEARCHER

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BreeLBeal@gmail.com

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ABOUT ME
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Data Analyst | Jan 2024—Present

Pilates Studio Analysis

I developed models to describe & predict revenue across & between pilates studios. These models inform data-driven recommendations for planned expansion into new markets.

Moral Psychology Researcher | 2018—Present

I'm working on an original model of moral cognition via publications in academic journals like Perspectives on Psychological Science, Philosophical Psychology, and Current Anthropology.

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology | Aug 2022—Aug 2023

Oxford College of Emory University

I taught statistical inference, psychobiology, and child development.

 

English Lecturer | Aug 2018—Aug 2020

Clemson University

I taught writing, literature, and interdisciplinary topics.

DATA ANALYSIS PROJECTS

SELECT DATA ANALYSIS PROJECTS

A pilates studio with nine locations in GA needed data analysis to inform a planned expansion. I created models to describe and predict studio success.

SELECT ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS
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

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
2024

Data Analytics Program

Career Foundry

In 2024, I completed a data analytics program and began applying these skills as a business consultant.

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 conducted 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 December, 2011. 

ONGOING MORAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
CURRENT PROJECTS
The Is→Ought Model of Moral Cognition

I'm working with psychologist Joshua Rottman to test the hypothesis that relevant nonmoral beliefs will better predict moral judgments than abstract moral values. This hypothesis stems from a model I'm developing, which derives all normative judgments about how we "ought" to behave from non-normative beliefs about what "is" the case. To paraphrase an expression of the anthropologist Richard Shweder, it's an account of information supplying its own energy.

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