Jared is a PhD student in social psychology and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of California, Irvine. He studies political and moral decision-making and believes that psychological insights can help improve political discourse and policymaking.
Should You Donate to Disaster Relief?
Disasters capture our attention and emotions, but we may do more good by ditching empathy as a moral guide.
Nudges: Social Engineering or Sensible Policy?
Nudges don't mandate behaviors like laws, but are nudges manipulating people into decisions they would not endorse upon reflection?
Overcoming The Allure Of Fake News
Many have claimed after this election that we now live in a post-truth society. Yet like many fake news stories, that narrative is, at best, incomplete.
Science Denial Isn’t Only A Conservative Problem
Scientists have often counted on liberals and Democrats to support their political causes, including climate legislation.
To Be Right or Liked? Evaluating Political Decision-Making
We can share our worldview like never before, yet we often feel worlds apart when assessing our shared reality.
Drone Policy (1/3): Reducing The Human Cost
During one five month period between Jan. 2012 and Feb. 2013 almost 90% of those killed in American drone strikes were not the intended targets.
Drone Policy (2/3): Understanding The Issues
The policies and systems of drone warfare tend to internally manufacture moral disengagement through the use of euphemistic language.
Drone Policy (3/3): A Roadmap To Better Decisions
Tackling failures of drone policy seems like a daunting task, but psychological insights suggest that the solutions may be relatively simple.