Visit by Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla (3 Jan – 10 Jan)

Visit by Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla (3 Jan – 10 Jan)

On 3 Jan – 10 Jan, Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla from the University of Kent visited us at the NUS Department of Psychology! Prof Giner-Sorolla gave a thought-provoking seminar on the role of disgust in morality (more details below) and we had great fun bringing him around to tour the various attractions in Singapore too!

Title of seminar: Disgust in Morality: Oxymoron or Cornerstone?

Abstract: Views of the role of the emotion of disgust in moral judgment swing wildly, from denying that disgust has anything moral about it, to elevating it to a supremely central role in moral condemnation. I will review published research from our lab that supports three simultaneously true points of view about disgust in moral contexts: 1. Disgust regulates the morality of actions that intrinsically violate rules about the use of the body; 2. Disgust responds to bad moral character, as opposed to bad moral consequences; 3. Expressions of disgust communicate moral motivation and sensitivity.

Special Guest: Veronika Job Visits SPUR!

Special Guest: Veronika Job Visits SPUR!

Under the Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship, Prof Veronika Job at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany visited the SPUR lab from 17th to 24th Feb, 2019.

Veronika is a well-known expert in motivation and self-regulation. Much of her research is focused on determinants, processes, and outcomes of goal-striving and self-regulation.

Veronika Job linked ego-depletion research with the lay theory approach by showing that the way people think about acts of self-control (as consuming from a limited vs. as a non-limited resource) affects their self-regulation ability and their personal goal striving. Her work contributes to a revised, critical view of the resource model of self-control.

Thank you for joining us Veronika, we hope you had a great time here~