University of Chicago
Bio: Jean Decety is Irving B. Harris Professor at the University of Chicago and the College, with a primary appointment in the Department of Psychology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry.
Jean's research program investigates the neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underpinning social cognition, particularly emotion, empathy, moral reasoning, pro-social behavior and more generally interpersonal processes. Jean will provide SPI with guidance on merging developmental psychology with behavioral economics, and will focus on the study of moral reasoning and empathy as it relates to giving.
Publications and Working Papers