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About Dr. Andrew Monroe

Dr. Andrew Monroe is an expert in moral psychology whose research focuses on how people make moral judgments, and how social factors—such as, power, groups, values, and politics—affect the way people express moral judgments.  

His current research focuses on answering four questions: (1) How do people make moral judgments, and what predicts when these judgments are biased versus accurate and adaptive? (2) How do social influences (e.g., power, politics, accountability) affect people’s decisions to express or conceal their moral judgments? (3) What role do moral values play in motivating and explaining prejudice and opposition to social justice movements? (4) How do beliefs about free will affect moral behavior and moral judgment?  

He teaches courses in social psychology, contemporary issues and moral psychology, and also operates the Morality and Social Cognition Lab in Appalachian's Department of Psychology.

Areas of Expertise
Moral psychology
Information processing
Intentionality
Free will
Moral values
Prejudice
Political psychology
Behavior explanation

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University Department of Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • Appalachian State University Richard N. Henson Outstanding Advisor Award, 2016

Courses

  • PSY 4655 Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • PSY 3530 Moral Psychology
  • PSY 3213 Social Psychology

Education

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2012 Ph.D., Brown University ‐ Psychology
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2007 M.S., Illinois State University ‐ Psychology
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2005 B.S., Illinois State University ‐ Psychology and Economics
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Contact Information

monroeae1@appstate.edu
828-262-2272, ext. 431


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