News & Media


October 13, 2022. First lab meeting of Michaelmas Term to get the new academic year off to a flying start!   
March 29, 2022. Paper in Nature Communications, "How Social Relationships Shape Moral Wrongness Judgments," listed among the top-25 most downloaded articles in social sciences and human behaviour for 2021. Read the announcement here.  
June 29-July 1, 2022. Lab co-hosts 2nd International Oxford-Yale Experimental Bioethics (BioXPhi) Conference at University of Oxford. See schedule and speakers here.  


Relational Moral Psychology


Talk given to the Experimental Psychology Department, University of Oxford, by Dr Brian Earp (19 October 2022)

Most recent work in moral psychology has focused on judgments concerning strangers in strange situations (for example, the ubiquitous 'trolley' dilemma). But many moral judgments in real life concern people with whom we stand in some kind of social relationship: friends, family, teachers, students, bosses, employees, romantic partners, acquaintances, and so forth. In this talk, I'll share recent and forthcoming work on how we can explain and predict everyday human moral judgments in rich socio-relational contexts, based on an underlying framework that captures that cooperative functions that different relationships are normatively expected to serve in a given society.