Dr Jared Piazza is a psychological scientist and lecturer at Lancaster University (UK). He is a member of the Social Processes team in the Psychology Department at Lancaster, and co-runs the Moral Cognition and Behaviour Lab with Dr Neil McLatchie. His research focuses on issues in moral psychology related to:
- how we consider the value of animal lives and treat animals
- folk beliefs about moral wrongdoing and how we evaluate the moral character of others
- the relationship between emotions and moral judgment
- how religious beliefs shape the moral decisions we make
- the psychology of meat consumption and vegetarianism
He has published widely on these topics in academic journals such as Appetite, Cognition, Emotion, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences. He also writes frequently for popular science outlets, such as The Conversation, and works with organisations such as Greenpeace International.
Lancaster University: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/people-profiles/jared-piazza