Adam Waytz
Northwestern University
Agency (philosophy)EpistemologyFeelingSocial perceptionDevelopmental psychologyAttributionPsychologyCognitionPolitical scienceCognitive psychologyCognitive scienceMoralityPerceptionMeasure (physics)PsycINFOTheory of mindEmpathyDehumanizationProcess (engineering)Moral disengagementSocial psychologySocial cognitionSituational ethics
115Publications
33H-index
5,510Citations
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#1Lily Tsoi (Princeton University)H-Index: 3
#2J. Kiley Hamlin (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 23
Last. Liane Lee Young (BC: Boston College)
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Mind perception-the attribution of mental states to humans and nonhuman entities-is an essential element of social cognition (distinct from related constructs such as perspective-taking and attribution). Despite its importance, research often captures this construct in hypothetical and atypical situations. We therefore used a novel text analysis tool-the Mind Perception Dictionary (MPD)-to measure linguistic use of mind perception (words related to "agency" and "experience") in naturalistic sett...
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#1Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
#2Wilhelm Hofmann (University of Cologne)H-Index: 57
: A field experiment examines how moral behavior, moral thoughts, and self-benefiting behavior affect daily well-being. Using experience sampling technology, we randomly grouped participants over 10 days to either behave morally, have moral thoughts, or do something positive for themselves. Participants received treatment-specific instructions in the morning of 5 days and no instructions on the other 5 control days. At each day's end, participants completed measures that examined, among others, ...
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#1Jeffrey Lees (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Liane Young (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 53
Last. Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
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Across two actor and four observer samples we assess actor-observer asymmetries and judgment accuracy in contexts of immoral behavior. We examine the motives immoral actors ascribe to their own beh...
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#2Adam WaytzH-Index: 33
Supplemental material, Gamez-Djokic_Supplemental_Material_rev for Concerns About Automation and Negative Sentiment Toward Immigration by Monica Gamez-Djokic and Adam Waytz in Psychological Science
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#1Monica Gamez-Djokic (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 4
#2Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
Across 12 studies (N = 31,581), we examined how concerns about the rise of automation may be associated with attitudes toward immigrants. Studies 1a to 1g used archival data ranging from 1986 to 20...
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#1Jordan Theriault (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 6
#2Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
Last. Liane Young (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 53
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Abstract The theory of mind network (ToMN) is a set of brain regions activated by a variety of social tasks. Recent work has proposed that these associations with ToMN activity may relate to a common underlying computation: processing prediction error in social contexts. The present work presents evidence consistent with this hypothesis, using a fine-grained item analysis to examine the relationship between ToMN activity and variance in stimulus features. We used an existing dataset (consisting ...
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#1James Dungan (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 12
#2Liane Young (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 53
Last. Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
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Abstract Whistleblowers risk great personal cost to expose injustice. While their actions are sometimes deemed morally courageous, existing evidence that whistleblowers are primarily motivated by moral concerns is mixed. Moreover, little is known about the extent to which moral concerns predict whistleblowing relative to other organizational and situational factors. To address these gaps, we present two studies demonstrating the power of moral concerns in predicting whistleblowing decisions. Stu...
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#1Adam Waytz (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 33
#2Ravi Iyer (Facebook)H-Index: 21
Last. Jesse Graham (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 34
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Do clashes between ideologies reflect policy differences or something more fundamental? The present research suggests they reflect core psychological differences such that liberals express compassion toward less structured and more encompassing entities (i.e., universalism), whereas conservatives express compassion toward more well-defined and less encompassing entities (i.e., parochialism). Here we report seven studies illustrating universalist versus parochial differences in compassion. Studie...
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#1Siyin Chen (U of T: University of Toronto)
#2Matthew Feinberg (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 18
Last. Liane Young (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 53
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Unethical practices in organizations have serious consequences for both corporations and society. The aim of the present symposium is to shed light on both when and why people behave in morally pro...
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