Much as I like writing journal articles (it’s true), I don’t think the journal article format is necessarily the best for distributing findings to a broader audience (understatement). Therefore, on this blog I will eventually “review” my own research, to make it more accessible. Once I do, the links will go to the relevant blog post. 

Work on War

Watkins, H. M. (2016). The moral psychology of killing in war. [DissertationThe University of Melbourne, Australia.]

Watkins, H. M. & Bastian, B. (2017). Lest we forget: the effect of war commemorations on the perceived value of war. Under review. (Pre-print)

Watkins, H. M, & Laham, S. (2017). The influence of war on moral judgments about harm. Under review. (Here‘s a somewhat related blog post)

Watkins, H. M. & Goodwin, G. (2017). Just war theory and moral psychology. Manuscript in preparation. (Poster)

Watkins, H. M. & Laham, S. (2017). The principle of discrimination: investigating perceptions of soldiers. Manuscript in preparation. (Poster I, II, and a related blog post)

A Study of Responses to the Crisis in (Social) Psychology.

In November last year, I conducted a survey of academic psychologists, to find out how they think and feel about their field and the changes it is currently undergoing (e.g. the increased focus on direct replications and pre-registrations). If you’re interested, please check out the data and pre-print on the OSF! I’ve also blogged bits and pieces of it, and a revised version of the pre-print is coming soon.

Ideas about “Models of Morality”

Watkins, H. M., & Laham, S. M. (2016). An investigation of the use of linguistic probes “by” and “in order to” in assessing moral grammar. Thinking & Reasoning, 22(1), 16-30. Here is a blog post where I compare the idea we tested in this article – the linguistic analogy – to a more recent “visual analogy”.

Watkins, H. M., & Laham, S. (2013). Missing Mental States in Crockett’s Models of Morality? Letter to Trends in Cognitive Science, published online. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.005

Watkins, H., Wheeler, M., & Haslam, N. (2015). Levels of religiosity and moral motives. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 5(3), 255-256.

Conservative Shift in Response to Terrorism

Crone, D., Simpson, A., Watkins, H. M., Wheeler, M., & Laham, S. (2017). Conservative shift beyond national borders: Moral value shifts in the U.S. following the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks. Manuscript in preparation.

Meat Eating (A Side Project)

Piazza, J., Ruby, M. B., Loughnan, S., Luong, M., Kulik, J., Watkins, H. M., & Seigerman, M. (2015). Rationalizing meat consumption. The 4Ns. Appetite, 91, 114-128.

Study Looks at 4 ways Carnivores Justify Eating Meat. AirTalk, Southern California Public Radio. 11 June, 2015.

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