Doing research with me (Jon Baron)

Undergraduate research: Despite being officially retired, I am interested in supervising independent research (Psych 299, Psych 399, PPE 299, PPE 301, Cogsci 299) when the project is closely related to my interests.

Graduate students: I am not interested in being an advisor of new students in psychology. I am happy to be on students' committees.

Post-docs and visiting students or faculty: I am not set up to supervise or sponsor any such visitors, even if they have their own funding.

Research assistance: I am not looking for research assistance of any sort.


My main research interests are in how people think about moral questions, especially questions about public policy. A major topic of current work is the nature and measurement of individual differences in actively open-minded thinking (AOT), and its relation to politics

My own empirical work uses the World Wide Web for questionnaire studies. For data analysis, I use R, which students who do this kind of work should learn. I am happy to supervise other kinds of work, including legal or philosophical projects related to my interests.

For more information about my own current projects, the best place is my web page, specifically the recent links in the section labeled "Some drafts and talks." But here are some particularly relevant links:

Baron, J. (2018). Social norms for citizenship. Social Research

Baron, J. (in press). Actively open-minded thinking and politics (submitted for publication in a special issue of Cognition) (long).

The 'culture of honor' in citizens' concept of their duty as citizens (even longer)

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