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David Pizarro

David Pizarro is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. His primary research interests are in moral judgment, the effects of emotion on judgment, and on the overlap between these two. These topics are particularly enjoyable to David because they allow him to read work across many diverse areas, including evolutionary biology, psychology, economics, law, and moral philosophy.

David earned his degree at Yale University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Irvine, California, for three years before joining Cornell in 2004. He teaches several courses on emotion and reasoning, contributes to journals, other publications, and professional meetings, and is the principle investigator on an NSF-funded grant Dynamics of Initial Trust and Cooperation: The Role of Embodied Emotion Cues.