Joshua Greene

Professor of Psychology and Faculty Member, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Joshua Greene is a psychology professor and member of the Center for Brain Science faculty at Harvard University, where he has spent most of his career. His research interests cluster around the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. Best known for his research on the cognitive neuroscience of moral judgment, his more recent work examines how the brain combines concepts to form thoughts and how thoughts are manipulated in reasoning and imagination. Greene is the author of Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them. He received the 2012 Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology and Harvard’s Roslyn Abramson Award for teaching in 2013. 

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