Azim Shariff

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Director, Culture and Morality Lab, University of California, Irvine

Azim Shariff is an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at University of California Irvine, where he directs the Culture and Morality Lab. His research addresses various aspects of morality, including religion, free will, and the ethics of autonomous cars. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at University of Oregon. Shariff’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Psychological Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Current Biology, and Science, and has been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Economist, and Scientific American. Among many honors, he received the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

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