Laura Niemi, Ph.D.

Laura Niemi, Ph.D.

Laura Niemi, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University, jointly sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Kenan Center for Ethics. Her research at Duke involves projects on causal cognition, moral decision-making, and social epistemology. She begins as Assistant Professor in Social Psychology and Global Justice at the University of Toronto in July 2018 in the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is an Associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and previously completed an NSF-sponsored project on the psycholinguistics of morality during a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from Boston College in Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience in 2015. Laura is most interested in the process of moral judgment and aims to increase understanding about when and why people disagree about actions being right or wrong. She pursues this through research investigating how social forces — such as ideology and membership in social categories — are reflected in systems of language, thought and action. 

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Morality in Language

How Social Forces and Moral Judgment Unfold in Language, Thought and Action.
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