Bruce Hunsberger 15th Annual Memorial Lecture

Explaining Moral Judgment

The Department of Psychology in co-sponsorship with FOSSA present Kurt Gray, Social Psychologist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with his lecture, "Explaining Moral Judgment."

The past 20 years of moral psychology research may be misguided. This talk explains why, and outlines a new theory of moral judgement.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Science Building, N1001, Laurier
  • Reception to follow in N2005 (Science Building)
  • The event is free to the public
  • Co-sponsored by FOSSA and the Psychology Department

About Kurt Gray

Kurt Gray is a social psychologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whose research explores the inner lives of animals, machines, and human beings. Since graduating from Harvard University in 2010, he has received numerous early career awards, recognizing his innovative contributions in mind perception, helping to reveal the basis of morality, social groups, and religious belief. He has received over $1 million in grants funding his scientific work, and has contributed numerous publications, including two highly acclaimed books about moral psychology and the science of understanding the minds of others. Dr. Gray is also a dynamic and engaging speaker and an award-winning teacher.

About the Bruce Hunsberger Lecture

This is Psychology's 15th annual Bruce Hunsberger lecture. Bruce Hunsberger was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Laurier from 1974-2003, and served as its Chair for many years. He was an influential scholar in the field of psychology and religion, recipient of the William James Award from the American Psychological Association. This ongoing lecture series has been created as an annual event to remember his lifelong commitment to communicating psychological research to a wide audience.