People

jdecetyJean Decety

Jean Decety is Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and the College. He is the director of the Child NeuroSuite and head of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Dr. Decety recently edited The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, and Social Cognition: Development Across the Life Span.

e-mail: decety [AT] uchicago.edu

Post doctoral scholars and graduate students

elizabethhElizabeth Huppert

Elizabeth Huppert received a B.A. in psychology and classics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She then completed a M.A. degree at the University of Chicago, studying the effects of scarcity on moral judgment and behavior in adults. Now Elizabeth is examining the impact of resource shortage on children’s moral cognition, prosocial behavior, and concern with reputation. Additionally, she is investigating social decision-making and distributive justice in a cross-cultural project combining behavioral economics and developmental psychology.
email: ehuppert [AT] uchicago.edu

mwakelyMarisa Wakely

Marisa Wakely received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University. As an undergraduate she pursued research on impulsivity, and completed an honors thesis studying the effects of sleep deprivation on binge-eating. After her undergraduate studies, Marisa received a Master of Arts degree in the Social Sciences with a concentration in psychology at the University of Chicago, studying how individuals’ moral and financial status influences how they are perceived by others. Marisa joined the Child Neurosuite team as the Lab Manager.
email: mwakely [AT] uchicago.edu

kyoderKeith Yoder

Keith Yoder received his Ph.D. (Psychology) from the University of Chicago where he used behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience to investigate justice sensitivity. He got a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University while working with EEG in the Laboratory for the Neuroscience of Autism. Keith uses functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-density EEG to investigate ways in which the brain supports moral cognition and social decision-making in children and adults.
email: kjyoder [AT] uchicago.edu

Undergraduate students

Angela Fung

Second year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience

Hanna Czeladko

Second year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience & pre-med

Emma Hovanec

Second year at the College & pre-med

Majoring in public policy

Isabella Levy

Third year at the College

Majoring in psychology & pre-med

Mint Poonpatanapricha

Second year at the College

Majoring in psychology & pre-med

Medha Reddy

Second year at the College

Majoring in neuroscience & pre-med

Collaborators