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I am a social psychologist and philosopher at the University of Oxford. I work primarily on human morality and parochial altruism, exploring when, why, and how people help their own group members more than members of other groups. In particular, I am interested in the practical implications of this work for tackling large scale societal issues like environmental sustainability and poverty relief. I am passionate about politics, justice, and dogs.
D.Phil in Experimental Psychology (2017)
University of Oxford
Supervisors: Molly Crockett & Nadira S. Faber
MSc in Psychological Research (2013)
University of Oxford | Distinction
Supervisor: Miles Hewstone
B.A. Psychology, Philosophy, & Physiology (2012)
University of Oxford | First Class / Distinction
Supervisor: Miles Hewstone
Marie-Sklodowska-Curie “LEaDing” PostDoctoral Research Fellow- 2018-2020
Social and Organisational Psychology, Leiden University
Advisor: Carsten K.W. De Dreu
PostDoctoral Research Fellow - 2017-2018
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Advisor: Julian Savulescu and Nadira S. Faber
Fulbright Research Fellow - 2015-2016
Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Advisors: Fiery Cushman and Mina Cikara
Research Associate - 2014-2016
Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford
Visiting Scholar – 2014
Department of Psychology, Yale University
Advisor: David Rand
Kahane, G**., Everett, J.A.C.**, Earp, B.D., Caviola, L., Faber, N.S., Crockett, M.J., & Savulescu, J. (In Press). Beyond Sacrificial Harm: A two dimensional model of utilitarian decision-making. Psychological Review.
Nair, T., Savulescu, J., Everett, J.A.C., Tonkens, R., & Wilkinson, D. (2017). Settling for second best: when should doctors agree to parental demands for suboptimal medical treatment? Journal of Medical Ethics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2016-103461
Everett, J.A.C., Ingbretsen, Z., Cushman, F., & Cikara, M. (2017). Deliberation erodes cooperative behavior–even towards competitive out-groups, even when using a control condition, and even when eliminating selection bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 73, 76-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.06.014
Everett, J.A.C., Pizarro, D., & Crockett, M.J. (2016). Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145(6), 772-787. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000165
Everett, J.A.C., Haque, O.S., & Rand, D.G. (2016). How good is the Samaritan, and why? An experimental investigation of the extent and nature of religious prosociality using economic games. Social Psychological and Personality Science 7(3), 248-255. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550616632577
Rand, D.G., Brescoll, V., Everett, J.A.C., Capraro, V., & Barcelo, H. (2016). Social heuristics and social roles: Intuition favors altruism for women but not for men. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145(4), 389-396. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000154
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N., & Crockett, M. (2015). The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup behavior in gains and losses contexts. Royal Society Open Science. 2(12), 150546. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.150546
Everett, J.A.C.**, & Earp, B.D.** (2015). A Tragedy of the (Academic) Commons: Interpreting the Replication Crisis in Psychology as a Social Dilemma for Early-Career Researchers. Frontiers in Psychology (6). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01152
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., Crockett, M., & De Dreu, C.K.W. (2015). Economic games and social neuroscience methods can help elucidate the psychology of parochial altruism. Frontiers in Psychology - Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience (6). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00861
Everett, J.A.C. (2015) “Wait – you’re a conservative?” Political diversity and the dilemma of disclosure. Behavioural and Brain Sciences (38), 24-25. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X14001198
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N.S., & Crockett, M. (2015). Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favouritism. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience (9). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00015
Kahane, G.**, Everett, J.A.C.**, Earp., B.D., Farias, M., & Savulescu, J. (2015). 'Utilitarian' judgments in sacrificial dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good. Cognition. (134), 193-209. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2080
Everett, J.A.C., Schellhaas, F.M.H., Earp, B.D., Ando, V., Memarzia, J., Parise, C., Fell, B., & Hewstone, M. (2015). Covered in stigma? The impact of differing levels of Islamic head-covering on explicit and implicit biases towards Muslim women. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45(2), 90-104. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12278
Everett, J.A.C., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., Savulescu, J., & Faber, N.S (2014). Doing good by doing nothing? The role of social norms in explaining default effects in altruistic contexts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 230-241. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2080
Caviola, L., Faulmüller, N., Everett, J.A.C., Savulescu, J., & Kahane, G. (2014). The evaluability bias in charitable giving: Saving administration costs or saving lives? Journal of Judgment and Decision Making, 9(4), 303-316
Chekroud, A.M., Everett, J.A.C., Bridge, H., & Hewstone, M (2014). A review of neuroimaging studies of race-related prejudice: Does amygdala response reflect threat? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 5:179. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00179
Earp, B. D.**, Everett, J.A.C **., Madva, E. N., & Hamlin, J. K. (2014). Out, damned spot: Can the “Macbeth Effect” be replicated? Basic and Applied Social Psychology 39 (1), 91-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2013.856792
Everett, J.A.C. (2013). The 12 Item Social and Economic Conservatism Scale (SECS). PlosOne 8(12). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082131
Earp, B., & Everett, J.A.C (2012) Is the N170 face specific? Controversy, context, and theory. Neuropsychological Trends 13(1): 7-26.
NB: ** Indicates Joint First Authorship
SELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIPS
Economic and Social Research Council: Full MSc and D.Phil Scholarship (£85,000)
Fulbright Scholarship (Postgraduate Awards) 2015-2016 ($10,000).
Fellowship in Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy ($2,500).
SPSP Graduate Travel Award ($500)
SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award ($500)
Central European University: Scholarship for Summer School Attendance (€450)
Effective Altruism Global: Scholarship for Conference Attendance (£255)
ESRC: Overseas Institutional Visit at Yale University (£2,500)
EASP: Summer School Grant (€500)
British Psychological Society: Post-Graduate Conference Bursary (£300)
University of Oxford: Academic Travel Grant (£250)
Santander: Global Summer Exchange Programme (£1000)
Danish Agency for International Education: Danish Language & Culture Course (£1000)
Santander: Global Summer Exchange Programme (£1,250)
University of Oxford: Academic Travel Grant (£250)
University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College: Exhibitioner Award
Everett, J.A.C. (2016). Should men be allowed to discuss abortion? In Philosophers Take on the World, ed. David Edmonds. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
Kill one man to save five? Your friends will never forgive you. The Times. April 8th, 2016.
If you want people to trust you, stick to commonsense morality. The Guardian. April 8th, 2016.
Would you kill one person to save five? Moral absolutes linked to ‘trustworthiness’. International Business Times. April 7th, 2016.
Could students solve the irreproducibility crisis? Nature. July 29th, 2015.
How much do our genes influence our political beliefs?The New York Times. July 8th, 2014.
INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES
Moral acts and moral persons. University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy (June 2017).
Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments. New York University, NY, USA (April 2016).
Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments. Yale University, CT, USA (March 2016).
Parochial prosocial behaviour: preferences and beliefs. Boston College, MA, USA (February 2016).
Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favouritism. Coventry University, United Kingdom (February 2015).
Utilitarian Judgment? Empirical and Theoretical Issues. Central European University, Hungary (July 2014)
Everett, J.A.C & Conway, P. (2017, July). The moral lives of others: Person perception in moral judgment. General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Granada, Spain.
Everett, J.A.C. (2016, May). When and why do we believe in Free Will? Annual Conference for theAssociation for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL, USA.
Everett, J.A.C. (2016, January). The Signalling Function of Intuitive Moral Judgments. Annual Conference for the Society of Social and Personality Psychology. San Diego, CA, USA.
Everett, J.A.C. (2015, December) When - and why - do political conservatives show a stronger tendency to believe in free will? Political Psychology Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Everett, J.A.C. (2015, September). The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup prosocial behaviour in gains and losses contexts. Annual Conference of the BPS Developmental and Social Section. Manchester, UK.
Everett, J.A.C. (2014, October). The Real Trolley Dilemma: Empirical and Theoretical Issues in so-called ‘Utilitarian’ Judgments. The Moral Domain: Conceptual Issues in Moral Psychology. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., & Savulescu, J. (2014, July). Doing Good by Doing Nothing: The role of the default bias in influencing altruistic attitudes and behavior in the context of charity and climate change. General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., & Savulescu, J. (2014, May). Doing Good by Doing Nothing: The role of the default bias in influencing altruistic attitudes and behavior in the context of charity and climate change. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society. Birmingham, U.K.
Everett, J.A.C., Kahane, G., Earp, B., Farias, M., & Savulescu, J. (2014, March). For the greater good? The anti-social, a-moral, non-utilitarian basis of (so-called) ‘utilitarian’ judgment. Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Society. Boston, MA,USA.
Everett, J.A.C. (2013, August) Covered in stigma: Construing the Muslim veil as a symbol of oppression affects explicit and implicit attitudes toward Islam. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society. Exeter, United Kingdom
Everett, J.A.C (2013, March) Covered in stigma: Construing the Muslim veil as a symbol of oppression affects explicit and implicit attitudes toward Islam. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. New York City, NY, USA.
Everett, J.A.C., Faber, N., Caviola, L., Kahane, G., & Savulescu, J. (2014, March). Doing Good by Doing Nothing: The role of the default bias in influencing altruistic attitudes and behavior in the context of charity and climate change. Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Society. Boston, MA, USA.
Everett, J.A.C (2013, August). Size and Segregation: Threat moderates the negative effects of perceived size and segregation of ethnic minorities on prejudice. Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Exeter, United `Kingdom.
Everett, J.A.C (2013, March). ‘God and politics ‘across the pond’: Social dominance, psychopathy, and prejudice – but not religiosity – are associated with conservatism in a British student sample. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. New York City, NY, USA.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
European Journal of Social Psychology
Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Journal of the European Economic Association
Social Psychological and Personality Science
TEACHING AND SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Tutor at the University of Oxford for:
Psychology of Religion (2015)
Introduction to Social Psychology (2014)
Social Psychological Perspectives on Christianity (2014).
Supervision of Honors Thesis at the University of Oxford:
“A Critical Evaluation of the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis” (2015)
“Group categorisation and facial emotion recognition” (2014)
“Can nationalism, as a socio-psychological factor, help explain international conflict?” (2014)
“The curious case of the amygdala in social neuroscience studies of prejudice
European Association for Social Psychology (EASP)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Molly Crockett: University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology
Nadira Faber: University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology.
Miles Hewstone: University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology.
David Rand: Yale University, Department of Psychology.