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Cristina Bicchieri, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture

Sasha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Deviant or Wrong? The Effects of Norm Information on the Efficacy of Punishment


Uptown Campus
Rogers Memorial Chapel

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Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Cristina Bicchieri is the S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds appointments as Professor of Psychology and Professor of Legal Studies, in addition to being Head of the Penn Behavioral Ethics Lab. Professor Bicchieri’s research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy, game theory, and psychology. In particular, her research focuses on judgment and decision making with a special interest in decisions about fairness, trust, and cooperation, and how expectations affect behavior. Additionally, a second research focus examines the nature and evolution of social norms, how to measure norms, and what strategies to adopt to foster social change.

Professor Bicchieri’s books include The Grammar of Society: the Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms (Cambridge UP 2006) and, most recently, Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure and Change Social Norms (Oxford UP 2016). She has published over 100 articles across the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, and economics, in addition to various interdisciplinary forums.

Professor Bicchieri is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Research Council, and she works as a social norms and human rights consultant to the United Nations Children’s Fund. Professor Bicchieri received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1984.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.