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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Psychology Research Units Theory and History of Psychology

Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision-Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications

Theory and History of Psychology

Theoretical and empirical research about new findings in moral psychology and moral neuroscience.

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • dr. S. (Stephan) Schleim, Theory and History of Psychology
  • Felix Schirmann (2010-2014), Theory and History of Psychology
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • Birte Engelich, Social Psychology, University of Cologne
  • Guy Kahane, Philosophy, University of Oxford


Courses connected to this project
  • Theory of Science
  • Philosophy of Psychology


  • Schleim, S. (2015). The half-life of the moral dilemma task – a case study in experimental (neuro-) philosophy. In: J. Clausen & N. Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics, pp. 185-199. Springer, Berlin.
  • Schirmann, F. (2014). The neuropathology of morality: Germany 1930 – 1960. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 23(1), 56-74.
  • Schirmann, F. (2013). Badness, madness and the brain – the late 19th-century controversy on immoral persons and their malfunctioning brains. History of the Human Sciences, 26(2), 33-50.
  • Schleim, S. & Schirmann, F. (2011). Philosophical Implications and Multidisciplinary Challenges of Moral Physiology. Trames–Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 15, 127-146.
Successful grant proposals and other achievements
  • VolkswagenFoundation "Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision-Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications" (2010-2015)
  • Praemium Erasmianum Dissertation Prize for Felix Schirmann's dissertation "The Good, the Bad, and the Brain: Theory and History of the Neuroscience of Morality" 2015
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