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The Cambridge Moral Psychology Research Group brings together researchers from different disciplines—including neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, law, and others—who have a common interest in understanding moral behaviour. The aims of the group are to (1) foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, (2) help its members learn about relevant methods used in other fields, and (3) host discussions with leading academics about the key contemporary questions in moral psychology.

Moral Psychology Research Group Cambridge University

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The Cambridge Moral Psychology Research Group brings together researchers from different disciplines—including neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, law, and others—who have a common interest in understanding moral behaviour. The aims of the group are to (1) foster inter-disciplinary collaboration, (2) help its members learn about relevant methods used in other fields, and (3) host discussions with leading academics about the key contemporary questions in moral psychology.

    Professor Roy Baumeister & Professor Richard Holton - 16 May 2016 - Moral Virtue and Self-Control

    Professor Roy Baumeister & Professor Richard Holton - 16 May 2016 - Moral Virtue and Self-Control

    Professor Roy Baumeister & Professor Richard Holton - 16 May 2016 - Moral Virtue and Self-Control

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    Jillian Craigie - Problems of control: alcohol dependence and legal responsibility

    Jillian Craigie - Problems of control: alcohol dependence and legal responsibility

    Moral Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference

    9 October 2015

    PANEL SYMPOSIUM 2: On Responsibility and Control

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    Professor Lisa Bortolotti - On Responsibility and Control: The Case of Delusions

    Professor Lisa Bortolotti - On Responsibility and Control: The Case of Delusions

    Moral Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference

    9 October 2015

    PANEL SYMPOSIUM 2: On Responsibility and Control

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    Moral Psychology - 21 May 2015 - Moral Challenges of New Reproductive Technologies

    Moral Psychology - 21 May 2015 - Moral Challenges of New Reproductive Technologies

    Professor Eve-Marie Engels (Philosophy, University of Tübingen)
    Professor Martin Richards (Psychology, University of Cambridge)
    Chaired by Dr Vasanti Jadva (Psychology, University of Cambridge)


    Abstracts

    Prof Eve-Marie Engels: In Vitro Fertilization and its Long-Term Challenges
    For many people the primary purpose of the introduction of IVF was to alleviate infertility by assisted conception and to help couples to become parents. However, after its successful introduction IVF provided a range of further options, like preimplantation genetic diagnosis, embryonic stem cell research, and “social freezing”, the freezing of young women’s eggs with the option of thawing them for fertilisation in later life under more appropriate circumstances. All these techniques are bound up with a variety of ethical and social problems which have to be addressed.

    Prof Martin Richards: Ethical challenges in the use of reproductive donation
    The prime ethical issues in collaborative reproduction involving the use of donor insemination concern the relationships of the child with the intending parents and the donor. The historical development of arguments about the status of sperm donor offspring will be outlined and I will discuss contemporary ethical challenges in the use of donor sperm.


    About the Speakers

    Professor Eve-Marie Engels studied philosophy and biology in Bochum, Germany, where she also received her PhD. The topic of her doctoral dissertation was the problem of teleology in the philosophy of science, and she specialised in evolutionary epistemology. She held positions in Germany and the USA before taking on the first German chair for bioethics in Tübingen in 1996. She has published numerous articles and books on topics ranging from philosophy of science to applied ethics to Charles Darwin. She is a member of the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities which investigates the question of responsibility and applied ethics from an interdisciplinary perspective. From 2001 to 2011, she was spokeswoman of said centre. From 2004 to 2013, she was also spokeswoman of the graduate school "Bioethics" which was funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). Prof Engels has also held various advisory positions for policy-makers such as memberships of the German Ethics Council (2001-2007) and the scientific advisory board of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (since 2014).

    Professor Martin Richards gained his PhD in Zoology at Cambridge, on maternal behaviour in the golden hamster. During his postdoctoral work at Harvard and Princeton, Prof Richards’ interests shifted towards maternal behaviour in our own species, and he returned to Cambridge to found what was to become the Centre for Family Research. Since his retirement from the Directorship of the Centre in 2005, he has continued a prolific and diverse research programme focussing on family life, on the meaning of ‘genetic connection’ in the context of alternative reproductive technologies, and most recently on the ethical issues surrounding research participation. In 2013 Prof Richards was invited to chair a Working Party at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on 'Collecting, linking, use and exploitation of biological and health data: ethical issues'. He is Vice Chair of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council and has previously served six years as a member of the Ethics and Law Committee of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority. Currently, Prof Richards is preparing the third in a three-part series of edited volumes on alternative reproductive technologies, entitled 'Regulating Reproductive Donation'.

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    Professor Guy Kahane - Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    Professor Guy Kahane - Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    The Trolley Problem: Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    Professor David Pizarro (Psychology, Cornell)
    Professor Guy Kahane (Philosophy, Oxford)
    Chaired by Dr Sophia Connell (Philosophy, Cambridge)

    Abstracts:

    Trolley dilemmas and their variants have utterly dominated recent work in empirical moral psychology. It is assumed that such dilemmas shed light on psychological basis of the fundamental ethical division between utilitarian and deontological approaches to ethics. Prof Pizarro and Dr Kahane will address this assumption, and discuss the original philosophical purposes of trolley dilemmas, empirical findings from studies employing such dilemmas, and methodological alternatives.

    About the speakers:

    Prof Pizarro is a leading researcher in the area of moral judgments, intuitions, and biases. He also studies the influence of emotion on decision-making, with a particular focus on how specific emotions (e.g., disgust, fear) impact information processing and interpersonal judgments.

    Dr Kahane is the Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College and a recipient of a Wellcome Trust University Award. His research areas include practical ethics, neuroethics, meta-ethics, and value theory.

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    Professor David Pizarro - Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    Professor David Pizarro - Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    The Trolley Problem: Has the Obsession with Sacrificial Dilemmas Derailed Moral Psychology?

    Professor David Pizarro (Psychology, Cornell)
    Professor Guy Kahane (Philosophy, Oxford)
    Chaired by Dr Sophia Connell (Philosophy, Cambridge)

    Abstracts:

    Trolley dilemmas and their variants have utterly dominated recent work in empirical moral psychology. It is assumed that such dilemmas shed light on psychological basis of the fundamental ethical division between utilitarian and deontological approaches to ethics. Prof Pizarro and Dr Kahane will address this assumption, and discuss the original philosophical purposes of trolley dilemmas, empirical findings from studies employing such dilemmas, and methodological alternatives.

    About the speakers:

    Prof Pizarro is a leading researcher in the area of moral judgments, intuitions, and biases. He also studies the influence of emotion on decision-making, with a particular focus on how specific emotions (e.g., disgust, fear) impact information processing and interpersonal judgments.

    Dr Kahane is the Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is a Research Fellow at Pembroke College and a recipient of a Wellcome Trust University Award. His research areas include practical ethics, neuroethics, meta-ethics, and value theory.

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