morality and social cognition lab

The Morality and Social Cognition lab investigates the social and cognitive processes that underlie moral judgment. Our work explores how people make inferences about others' minds, how these inferences shape moral judgments, and how negative moral judgments like blame may differ from positive ones like praise. See our research and publications for more information about our work in the MASC Lab.

steve guglielmo principal investigator
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Macalester College. After a short stint as a Lecturer in the Cognitive Science Program at Yale University, I joined Macalester in Fall 2013. I received my Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2012 from Brown University, where I worked with Bertram Malle in the Social Cognitive Science lab. Outside the lab, I'm always looking to discover new coffee shops, breweries, and running paths in the Twin Cities.
rowan hilty research assistant
I am a Psychology major from Sandstone, Minnesota.. Though I've really enjoyed all the courses I've taken here at Mac, I will likely pursue a degree in clinical or counseling psychology. I am especially interested in examining the role of mental health in the criminal justice system. When I'm not busy with schoolwork, I enjoy reading, music, and spending time with friends.
alex ropes research assistant
I am a senior Psychology and English double major from Pella, IA. I am currently trying to narrow down a broad range of research interests, which include the blame attribution process, prejudice against individuals with mental health disorders, and the treatment of eating disorders among adolescent males. I intend to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, but I plan to take a year or two off first while I gain further research experience. During my free time I love learning new songs on the piano, coming up with costume ideas, and watching the squirrels on campus.
katie spencer research assistant
I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in Community and Global Health from Vermont. I am most interested in studying social and health psychology and I hope use both as a health professional in the future. In my free time I love to run, bike, and downhill ski (so I am still searching for those elusive Minnesotan mountains!).