Andrew E. Monroe


 

My research focuses on how inferences about others' minds: their intentions, desires, and beliefs, guide everyday moral and social judgments.

 

My current work follows three research tracks. (1) I am interested in the process of moral judgment. More specifically, I'm interested in how blame judgments change in response to new information; the temporal dynamics of moral information processing; and how emotion and motivation modulate the process of moral judgment. (2) I examine how social influences (e.g., norms, social pressure) reveal agents' mental states. (3) I test the role of particular mental states and capacities, specifically intentionality and choice, in people's concept of free will.

 

Understanding minds and morality