Assistant Professor
Social Psychology

Olin-Rice Science Center, 327
Telephone: 651-696-6112


Steve Guglielmo’s research explores the psychological processes of moral judgment, specifically examining how moral judgments are guided by mental state judgments, and how negative moral judgments such as blame may differ from positive ones such as praise. His research explores core questions of social and moral cognition: how do people interpret negative and positive behavior, how do they make inferences about others’ mental states, and how do these various assessments shape judgments of right and wrong? 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.


  • BA: SUNY Geneseo
  • MS: University of Oregon
  • PhD: Brown University

Selected Publications

Guglielmo, S. (2015). Moral judgment as information processing: An integrative review. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1637

Malle, B. F., Guglielmo, S., & Monroe, A. E. (2014). A theory of blame [target article]. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 147-186.

Malle, B. F. & Guglielmo, S. (2011). Are intentionality judgments fundamentally moral? In R. Langdon and C. Mackenzie (Eds.), Emotions, imagination, and moral reasoning (pp. 275-293). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

Guglielmo, S. & Malle, B. F. (2010). Can unintended side effects be intentional? Resolving a controversy over intentionality and morality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1635-1647.

Guglielmo, S. & Malle, B. F. (2010). Enough skill to kill: Intentionality judgments and the moral valence of action. Cognition, 117, 139-150.

Srivastava, S., Guglielmo, S., & Beer, J. S. (2010). Perceiving others’ personalities: Evidence of multiple dimensions of bias and reciprocal interactions with the self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 520-534.

Guglielmo, S., Monroe, A. E., & Malle, B. F. (2009). At the heart of morality lies folk psychology. Inquiry, 52, 449-466.

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