Hanah Chapman, Principal Investigator
The Emotion and Morality Lab is directed by Hanah Chapman, PhD. Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). She received her PhD at the University of Toronto with Adam Anderson and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Ohio State University with Wil Cunningham. Her research examines human emotion and social cognition, with a focus on disgust, morality, and their intersection.
Matthew Vanaman, Doctoral Student
Matthew Vanaman received his BA in psychology from Stetson University. While at Stetson, Matthew's research investigated individual differences in the tendency to think about, talk about, reflect on, or otherwise engage with issues of or relating to ethics and morality - the need for moral cognition. Presently, his interests are concerned primarily with bringing clarity and resolution to theoretical divides at the heart of moral psychology, such as whether the structure of morality is "modular" - that is, there is more than one path to wrongness - or is entirely predicated upon preventing harm and victimhood to the self and others.