• 4058 Citations

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Research Interests

Professor Waytz's research uses methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study the causes and consequences of perceiving mental states in other agents and to investigate processes related to social influence, social connection, meaning-making, and ethics. Research interests include: Ethics and morality, Mind perception, Dehumanization, Social connection, Meaning-making, Social influence, Human-Technology Interaction.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, The University of Chicago

… → 2009

Psychology, MA, The University of Chicago

… → 2006

Psychology, BA, Columbia University

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Ethics
  • Intergroup behavior
  • Psychology
  • Social media

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Research Output

Nudging the better angels of our nature: A field experiment on morality and well-being

Waytz, A. & Hofmann, W., Aug 2020, In : Emotion. 20, 5, p. 904-909 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Theory of mind network activity is associated with metaethical judgment: An item analysis

    Theriault, J., Waytz, A., Heiphetz, L. & Young, L., Jun 2020, In : Neuropsychologia. 143, 107475.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Aversion to playing God and moral condemnation of technology and science

    Waytz, A. & Young, L., Apr 29 2019, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374, 1771, 20180041.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Creative expertise is associated with transcending the here and now

    Meyer, M. L., Hershfield, H. E., Waytz, A. G., Mildner, J. N. & Tamir, D. I., Apr 2019, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 116, 4, p. 483-494 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Holding Robots Responsible: The Elements of Machine Morality

    Bigman, Y. E., Waytz, A., Alterovitz, R. & Gray, K., May 2019, In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 23, 5, p. 365-368 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

  • 10 Scopus citations