Faculty Lecture with Professor Joshua D. Greene

Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Join fellow alumni volunteer leaders for a lecture with Joshua D. Greene, Professor of Psychology, presented as part of the HAA Board of Directors' Spring Meeting.


The Greene lab studies the mechanics of moral thinking, and high-level cognition more generally, using behavioral experiments and functional neuroimaging. Much of their research has focused on the respective contributions of “fast” automatic processes (such as emotional “gut reactions”) and “slow” controlled processes (such as reasoning and self-control). The lab has applied this dual-process framework to classic hypothetical dilemmas, real temptations toward dishonesty, beliefs about free will and punishment, belief in God, wishful thinking, cooperation, and conflict resolution. More recent work aims to understand the infrastructure of complex thought. This research examines how concepts combine to form ideas, how ideas are represented and manipulated through reasoning, the representation of propositional attitudes (e.g. believing something is true vs. wanting it to be true), and the relationship between linguistic and sensory modes of thinking.


Joshua Greene is an experimental psychologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher. He studies moral judgment and decision-making, primarily using behavioral experiments and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). Other interests include religion, cooperation, and the capacity for complex thought. He is the author of Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them.


Register here!


While we’re unable to convene in person for the Alumni Leadership Conference and International Leadership Workshop this year, HAA Club and Shared Interest Group leaders and Contacts will gather remotely throughout the year to share best practices and hear from University leaders – no travel required! Please note this event is reserved for Club and Share Interest Group leaders. Click here for other upcoming opportunities to learn with and from your fellow alumni volunteer leaders.