Sean Michael Laurent, Assistant Professor

20092019
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Personal profile

Education

BA (Psychology and Commonwealth College), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MS/PhD, University of Oregon.

Research Interests

Social and moral cognition, perspective taking and empathy, intentionality and mental states, psychology and the law.

My primary interests are in understanding how people think and feel about other people, particularly as this relates to how people form and revise their moral judgments. 

For more information, see my lab website: Morality and Social Cognition Lab

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Watanabe, S., & Laurent, S. M. (2019). Feeling bad and doing good: Forgivability through the lens of uninvolved third parties. Social Psychology.

Lozano, E. B., & Laurent, S. M. (2019). Dammed when others shift blame, even more dammed when they don’t: The persistence of expectations for blame-shifting. PLOS ONE.

Laurent, S. M. , & Clark, B. A. M. (2019). What makes hypocrisy? Folk definitions, attitude/behavior combinations, attitude strength, and private/public distinctions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

Laurent, S. M. , Reich, B. J., & Skorinko, J. L. M. (2019). Reconstructing the side-effect effect: A new way of understanding how moral considerations drive intentionality asymmetries. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L., & Schweitzer, K. A. (2016). Unintended, but still blameworthy: The roles of awareness, desire, and anger in negligence, restitution, and punishment. Cognition and Emotion, 30(7), 1271-1288. 

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L., & Schweitzer, K. A. (2015). The influence of knowledge and desire on perception of each other and related mental states, and different mechanisms for blame. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60

Myers, M. W., Laurent, S. M., & Hodges, S. D. (2014). Perspective taking instructions and self-other overlap: Different motives for helping. Motivation and Emotion38(2), 224-234. 

Creative/Performing Interests

  • Social/Moral Cognition; Moral Emotions
  • Blame/Praise; Intentions/Intentionality; Causal Responsibility
  • Perspective Taking; Empathy; Empathic Accuracy
  • Psychology and the Law

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Psychology, BA, University of Massachusetts

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • social psychology
  • morality
  • moral cognition
  • perspective taking
  • empathy

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Research Output 2009 2019

Communication
Research

Unintended, but still blameworthy: the roles of awareness, desire, and anger in negligence, restitution, and punishment

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L. & Schweitzer, K. A., Oct 2 2016, In : Cognition and Emotion. 30, 7, p. 1271-1288 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
Malpractice
Anger
Restitution
Negligence
Open Access
Research

The influence of desire and knowledge on perception of each other and related mental states, and different mechanisms for blame

Laurent, S. M., Nuñez, N. L. & Schweitzer, K. A., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 60, p. 27-38 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research
experiment
morality