Andrew J. Vonasch

I am a social and personality psychologist who studies the mental processes that enable human agency and moral character. I conduct experiments inspired by philosophical questions, such as "do people have free will?" and "what does it mean to be a moral person?"

My main interest currently is moral rationality: the idea that being rational requires moral character. People survive via cooperation, so they need to 1) demonstrate to others that they are good partners by being moral and 2) be vigilant in ensuring that others are moral. 

I am a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

School of Psychology, Speech, and Hearing
University of Canterbury
andrew.vonasch@canterbury.ac.nz

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School of Psychology, Speech, and Hearing
University of Canterbury
andrew.vonasch@canterbury.ac.nz

 

Office: 209A

Psychology/Sociology Bldg.

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, NZ