Psychology of Harm
Piazza, J., Landy, J. F., & Goodwin, G. P. (2014). Cruel nature: Harmfulness as an important, overlooked dimension in judgments of moral standing. Cognition, 131, 108-124. [Recently published online]
Sousa, P., & Piazza, J. (2014). Harmful transgressions qua moral transgressions: A deflationary view. Thinking & Reasoning, 20(1), 99-128. [pdf]
Piazza, J., Sousa, P., & Holbrook, C. (2013). Authority dependence and judgments of utilitarian harm. Cognition, 128, 261-270. [pdf]
Sousa, P., Holbrook, C., & Piazza, J. (2009). The morality of harm. Cognition, 113, 80-92. [pdf]
Religion and Morality
Piazza, J., & Landy, J. F. (2013). "Lean not on your own understanding": Belief that morality is founded on divine authority and non-utilitarian moral thinking. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(6), 639-661. [pdf]
Piazza, J., & Sousa, P. (2014). Religiosity, political orientation, and consequentialist moral thinking. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 334-342. [pdf] doi: (Here's a link to the Consequentialist Thinking Scale reported in this paper)
Piazza, J. (2012). "If you love me keep my commandments": Religiosity increases preference for rule-based moral arguments. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22, 285-302. [pdf]
Piazza, J., Bering, J. M., & Ingram, G. P. D. (2011). "Princess Alice is watching you": Children's belief in an invisible person inhibits cheating. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 311-320. [pdf] See article coverage in NewScientist
Russell, P. S., & Piazza, J. (2013). Consenting to counter-normative sexual acts: Differential effects of consent on anger and disgust as a function of transgressor or consenter. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Holbrook, C., Piazza, J., & Fessler, D. M. (2014). Further challenges to the "Authentic" / "Hubristic" model of pride: Conceptual clarifications and new evidence. Emotion, 14, 38-42. [pdf] [A reply to Tracy & Robins commentary]
Holbrook, C., Piazza, J., & Fessler, D. M. (2014). Conceptual and empirical challenges to the "Authentic" versus "Hubristic" model of pride. Emotion, 14, 17-32. [pdf] [Target article] doi:10.1037/a0031711
Piazza, J., Russell, P. S., & Sousa, P. (2013). Moral emotions and the envisioning of mitigating circumstances for wrongdoing. Cognition & Emotion, 27, 707-722. [pdf]
Russell, P. S., Piazza, J., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). CAD revisited: Effects of the word "moral" on the moral relevance of disgust (and other emotions). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 63-69. [pdf]
Giner-Sorolla, R., Piazza, J., & Espinosa, P. (2011). What are the TOSCA Guilt and Shame Scales really measuring: Affect or action? Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 445-450. [pdf]
Goodwin, G., Piazza, J., & Rozin, P. (2014). Moral character information predominates in person perception and evaluation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 148-168.
Piazza, J., Goodwin, G., Rozin, P., & Royzman, E. (2013). When a virtue is not a virtue: On the perception of conditional moral virtues. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Landy, J. F., Piazza, J., & Goodwin, G. P. (2013). Morality, sociability, and competence: Evidence and arguments for a three-dimensional model of person perception and stereotype content. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Goodwin, G., Piazza, J., & Rozin, P. (2014). Understanding the importance and perceived structure of moral character. Forthcoming book chapter.
Reputation Management and Reputation-based Prosociality
Piazza, J., & Bering, J. M. (2010). The coevolution of secrecy and stigmatization: Evidence from the content of distressing secrets. Human Nature, 21, 290-308. [pdf]
Ingram, G. P. D., Piazza, J. R., & Bering, J. M. (2009). The adaptive problem of absent third- party punishment. In H. Høgh-Olesen, J. Tønnesvang, & P. Bertelsen (Eds.), Human Characteristics: Evolutionary perspectives on human mind and kind (pp. 205-229). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Piazza, J., & Bering, J. M. (2008). Concerns about reputation via gossip promote generous allocations in an economic game. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 172-178. [pdf]
Piazza, J., & Bering, J. M. (2008). The effects of perceived anonymity on altruistic punishment. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 487-501. [pdf]
Evolutionary Psychology and the Internet
Piazza, J., & Bering, J. M. (2009). Evolutionary cyber-psychology: Applying an evolutionary framework to internet behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 1258-1269. [pdf]
Piazza, J., & Ingram, G. P. D. (2014). Evolutionary cyberpsychology 2.0: Revisiting some old predictions and posting some new ones in the age of Facebook. Forthcoming book chapter. [pdf]