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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.

Joshua D. Greene is Professor of Psychology, a member of the Center for Brain Science faculty, and the director of the Greene Lab at Harvard University. His research has focused on the psychology and neuroscience of moral judgment and decision-making. His broader interests cluster around the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

In 2012, he was awarded the Stanton Prize by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and in 2013 he received Harvard’s Roslyn Abramson Award for teaching. He has been voted a “Favorite Professor” by several of Harvard College’s graduating classes.

Greene studied philosophy at Harvard (A.B., 1997) and Princeton (Ph.D., 2002), where he worked with David Lewis and Gilbert Harman. From 2002 to 2006 he trained as a postdoctoral researcher with Jonathan Cohen in the Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Lab and at the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior, which is now the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

Greene is the author of Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them.

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