The Moral Psychology Summit

The Kellogg School of Management is pleased to host a summit on Moral Psychology. The summit, jointly organized by faculty members from the Marketing Department and Management & Organizations Department, will bring together diverse theoretical researchers who share an interest in the psychology of morality, with the goal of catalyzing new conceptual developments. The conference will spotlight recent theory-driven research and will showcase a dozen speakers.

The conference will kick-off Friday afternoon, followed by a welcome dinner. Saturday will be a full day of presentations. There is no registration fee. The conference is by invitation only.

May 18-19, 2018

The Moral Psychology Summit

If you have questions and concerns, please reach out to the Academic Events Coordinators supporting this event.
James Ward Pamela Carpenter Academic Events Coordinators
Kellogg School of Management


Friday, May 18, 2018 / White Auditorium

Time Event Speaker
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Registration and Welcome
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moral Silence and Voice
Maryam Kouchaki, Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Kellogg School of Management
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairness and Reciprocity: When People Should and Should Not Take Sides
Alex Shaw, Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Chicago
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Getting Trolleys Back on Track: Process Dissociation Reveals that Utilitarians are Not Psychopaths and Clarifies Conceptual Confusion
Paul Conway, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Florida State University 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 19, 2018 / White Auditorium

Time Event Speaker
7:30 am -8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Community Standards of Deception 
Emma Levine, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Charles E. Merrill Faculty Scholar
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

9:30 am - 10:30 am 
The Moral Psychology of Brokerage
Nir Halevy, Associate Professor of Organization Behavior
Standford University Graduate School of Business 
10:30 am - 11:00 am 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Roundtable with Karl Aquino and Linda Skitka
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
It Could Have Been True: How Counterfactual Thoughts Reduce Condemnation of Falsehoods and Increase Political Polarization
Daniel Effron, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
London Business School 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces in the Moral Circle
Jesse Graham, George S. Eccles Professor of Business Ethics & Associate Professor 
David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
The Structure of Moral Belief Systems
Mark Brandt, Assistant Professor, TS Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social Psychology
Tillburg University
5:00 pm - 5:10 pm 
Wrap Up and Program Concludes


Getting Here & Parking

Major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes from Kellogg and Midway Airport is approximately 60 minutes from Kellogg, but you may want to allow more time for traffic.

Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly. 
We are happy to provide a parking permit for visitors that drive to campus. Upon arriving, park at either the South Campus Parking Garage (1847 Campus Drive) or the North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive.) The North Campus Parking Garage is closer to the Global Hub. Before leaving campus make sure to ask the staff for a validated parking ticket to exit the garage.

Where to Stay

A reservation block has been made at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston at a rate of $159 per night.  Once you have registered for the conference, please click on this link to reserve your hotel room or call the Hilton Orrington at 1-800-HILTONS.  Please provide the group code MORAL when making reservations.  The group rate will be available until April 18 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as “the L”) and buses throughout Chicago and Evanston. The train stop closest to Kellogg is the Purple Line Foster stop on Church and Davis Streets. The 201 bus departs from the Howard St. terminal and stops on the corner of Foster and Sheridan.

Be advised, while inexpensive, taking the CTA from the airport can take up to 90 minutes and requires transferring trains.

Organizing Committee

This is the committee of Kellogg professors who organized the conference.

Maryam Kouchaki

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations / Kellogg School of Management

Maryam Kouchaki is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior in 2012 from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. Maryam completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. Her research examines ethical decision-making and behavior in workplace.

Nour Kteily

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations / Kellogg School of Management

Nour Kteily is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management. He received his B.SC. with First Class Honors from McGill University, his PhD in social psychology from Harvard University and received a Postdoctoral Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada. His research uses the tools of social psychology to investigate how and why social hierarchy and power disparities between groups emerge, and how this influences intergroup relations and prospects for conflict resolution.

Neal Roese

John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Marketing / Kellogg School of Management

Neal Roese is a globally recognized theorist and expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making. His research examines basic cognitive processes underlying choice, focusing on how people think about decision options, make predictions about the future, and revise understandings of the past. He is the John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is jointly appointed as Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. He teaches MBA, PhD, and executive education audiences about the psychology of decision making, consumer behavior, and brand strategy. Professor Roese received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Western Ontario (Canada).

Rima Touré-Tillery

Assistant Professor of Marketing / Kellogg School of Management

Rima Touré-Tillery joined the marketing faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2013 as the Donald P. Jacobs Scholar and Assistant Professor of Marketing. Professor Touré-Tillery holds a PhD from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has prior professional experience in the commercial lending industry as a financial analyst, marketing manager and marketing director.  Her research is at the intersection of motivation and self-perception, with implications for marketers, managers, educators, and public policy makers.