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Articles I've written for The Conversation 

Piazza, J. (2016, Oct 11). Why we are all moral hypocrites - and what we can do about it. The Conversation. {Link to article}

Piazza, J. (2016, May 5). Why aren't more people vegetarian? The Conversation. {Link to article}

Piazza, J. (2016, Feb 10). If meat could talk, would you still eat it? The Conversation. {Link to article}

Piazza, J. (2015, Dec 21). Should you tell your child the truth about Santa? A psychologist's view. The Conversation. {Link to article} 

Piazza, J. (2015, Jun 24). Why are we outraged about eating dog, but not bacon? The Conversation. {Link to article}


Selected Popular Press Articles and Media Coverage

--Why we're OK with eating pigs, but not dogs. Coverage of my SPPS article with Steve Loughnan, 'When meat gets personal', which includes important insights from Calvin and Hobbes. AlterNet. Oct 10, 2016.


--The meat motivated mind: An interview with Dr. Jared Piazza. Interview I did with Tobias Leenaert. The Vegan Strategist. Aug 23, 2016.


--The lie that many people who eat meat tell themselves. Article by Jesse Singal covering our 'When meat gets personal' paper. Science of Us. Aug 1, 2016.


--The meat paradox: Why we love animals but slaughter and eat them. Article I wrote for International Business Times. May 18, 2016. (To commemorate National Vegetarian Week, UK)


--Why doesn't everyone go vegetarian? What makes people adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. The Independent. May 5, 2016. Re-published from the article I wrote for The Conversation.


--Would you still eat meat if animals could talk? The Independent. Feb 11, 2016.  Re-published from the article I wrote for The Conversation.


--We care just as much about wrongdoing if it isn't in our own back yard. Lancaster Psychology Research Blog article I wrote. Jan 21, 2016


--Media article I wrote for The ConversationShould you tell your child the truth about Santa? A psychologist's take. Dec 21, 2015   Re-published in The Independent.  Dec 23, 2015


--Media piece I wrote for Atlas of Science for our Cognition article: People and companies who do harm are dehumanized, not typecasted. Oct 27, 2015


--The 4 Ways People Rationalize Eating Meat. New York Magazine, Science of Us, 6/4/2015 




--Are meat eaters more likely to tolerate social inequality? Munchies, The Vice Channel 5/19/2015


--How people defend eating meat. Science Daily 5/15/2015


--Scientists know what we care about most: Food, Faith & FermentationInterview for Philadelphia Weekly and media coverage of Philadelphia Science Festival where I discuss the 4Ns of meat justification 4/23/2014


--Morality, secret to popularity. Boston Globe coverage of JPSP article on the importance of moral character information in person perception and social evaluation, coauthored with Geoff Goodwin and Paul Rozin. 10/27/13


--Liberals and conservatives approach moral judgments in fundamentally different ways. Media coverage of SPPS article on Religiosity and non-consequentialist thinking. Here's a link to PsyPost article. 06/22/13 Another link to Addicting Info article. 06/24/13


--In his blog Bering in Mind, Jesse Bering discusses the "Invisible Observer" or "empty chair" effect, which we demonstrated in our article “Princess Alice is Watching You: Children’s Belief in an Invisible Person Inhibits Cheating,” published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 


Also, check out the video at the end of Jesse's blog post, which presents a dramatized re-enactment of our Princess Alice study, filmed for a recent episode of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.  Here's a link to the video segment on Youtube


--Godlike princess curbs cheatingNew Scientist coverage of my article, "Princess Alice is Watching You: Children's Belief in an Invisible Person Inhibits Cheating" 


--For the 'observer effect' to occur does it matter who the observer is? My response to this question in Science + Religion Today. May 3, 2011.










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