Jonathan Baron
Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
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I study how people think about moral questions, especially questions about public policy. Current topics of interest are the nature of individual differences in reflective and intuitive thinking, and the possible existence of naïve theories of the role of citizens in democracies, such as the idea that people should vote for their self-interest or for the interests of groups with which they identify.

Experiments, data, unpublished papers, and slides of talks are all licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This means that you can do what you want with them, but you must acknowledge the source.

Teaching and research supervision

Doing research with me

I am no longer teaching classes, but here are some old ones:
Seminar in moral judgment, law, and public policy (spring 2013)
Seminar in behavioral law and economics (spring 2011)
Judgments and decisions (graduate, half of fall term 2012)
Judgments and decisions (undergraduate, fall 2010)


Some drafts and talks

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Articles published or in press