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Posted on 8 July 2016

Kathryn B. Francis at SEJyD

"Moral muscles in virtual landscapes" is the title of a talk CogNovo research fellow Kathryn B. Francis is going to give at the first meeting of the Society for Advancement of Judgement and Decision Making Studies (SEJyD) on Tuesday 12 July 2016. She will be presenting a series of studies exploring simulated moral actions in Virtual Reality paradigms. Those incorporate both visual and haptic feedback. In her PhD project "Moral cognition: An interdisciplinary investigation of judgement versus action" Kathryn uses state-of-the-art technologies, including VR, to examine moral actions in high emotionally arousing moral scenarios. In her attempt to further understand moral judgement and moral action as independent constructs, she utilises methodologies from experimental psychology and cogntivie psychology. She will present some of her results in session MJ-6 at 5.15pm at the Gran Hotel Assembly Hall as part of session IV: Moral Judgement.

Keynotes of this first meeting of SEJyD will be given by Dr. Martin Skov, Dr. Konstantinos Katsikopoulos, Dr. Wandi Bruine de Bruin, and Dr. Todd Hare. The meeting will happen at Palma (Mallorca) from 12 to 13 July 2016. SEJyD creates platforms for sharing common interests and for developing interdisciplinary collaborations within the fields of judgment and decision-making.