Last Updated: 9 July 2017. Please click here for a link to the most current and updated version of my CV in PDF format.

PROFILE

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.

CONTACT AND PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth:  03/05/1990

Nationality: British

Address: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD

Email: jim.ac.everett@gmail.com

EDUCATION

D.Phil in Experimental Psychology (2017, Expected)

University of Oxford

Supervisors: Molly Crockett; Nadira Faber; Miles Hewstone

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

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

PostDoctoral Research Fellow - 2017-2018

Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford

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

PUBLICATIONS

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

Nair, T., Everett, J.A.C., & Wilkinson, D. (2017). Settling for second best: When should doctors agree to parental demands for suboptimal medical treatment? Journal of Medical Ethics.

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

2016

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)

2015

Central European University: Scholarship for Summer School Attendance (€450)

Effective Altruism Global: Scholarship for Conference Attendance (£255)

2014

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)

2013

Santander: Global Summer Exchange Programme (£1000)

2012

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

BOOK CHAPTERS

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 youThe Times. April 8th, 2016.

If you want people to trust you, stick to commonsense moralityThe Guardian. April 8th, 2016.

Would you kill one person to save five? Moral absolutes linked to ‘trustworthiness’. International Business Times. April 7th, 2016.

Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of many? Your answer to this moral dilemma may reveal how popular you areDaily Mail. 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)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Chaired Symposiums

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 ScienceChicago, IL, USA.

Oral Presentations

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.

Poster Presentations

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.

REVIEWING EXPERIENCE

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

European Journal of Social Psychology

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Journal of the European Economic Association

Cognition

Social Psychological and Personality Science

TEACHING AND SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE

Teaching

Tutor at the University of Oxford for:

Psychology of Religion (2015)

Introduction to Social Psychology (2014)

Social Psychological Perspectives on Christianity (2014).

Supervision

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

European Association for Social Psychology (EASP)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

British Psychological Society (BPS)

LANGUAGES

English (Fluent)

Danish (Intermediate)

REFERENCES

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.