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C. Daryl Cameron Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Associate in Rock Ethics Institute

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C. Daryl Cameron, Ph. D.


Daryl Cameron is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and ethics core faculty member in the Rock Ethics Institute.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from the College of William and Mary.  He completed a summer post-doctoral appointment at the Duke University Kenan Institute for Ethics, and was a Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).  Daryl is a member of the Moral Psychology Research Group, an interdisciplinary group of psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who study moral cognition.  Before coming to Penn State, he was a faculty member at the University of Iowa.

Daryl’s research has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as grants from the Templeton Foundation, UCLA Animal Law program, and Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute.  His work has been published in venues such as the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyPsychological Science, and Personality and Social Psychology Review, and in popular outlets such as the New York Times.  His research on moral judgments about implicit racial bias received the Morton Deutsch Award for Best Article from the International Society for Justice Research.

Research Interests:

Motivation and the limits of empathy, affective dynamics of moral judgment