Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Dan Wisneski and I am an A.B.D. doctoral candidate in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago working with Dr. Linda Skitka. My work investigates the causes and consequences of viewing the social world through the lens of one’s core moral beliefs and convictions. I have three primary programs of research that explore (1) what causes people to view social phenomena as related to their moral beliefs (i.e., the process of moralization), (2) individual differences in the tendency to moralize the political (versus non-political) domain, and (3) how adopting a moral frame of mind can motivate political engagement and activism. Across each of these three lines of research, I employ a multi-method approach combining controlled experiments in the lab with large national surveys, often using longitudinal designs.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychology (M/C 285)
1007 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607‑7137