Why do we think we do what we do?
How can we become the people we want to be?
My research explores the processes by which we come to see ourselves and others as the authors of our own decisions and behaviors. I study these questions in the domains of ability and morality, asking how people form evaluations of their own and others' skills and moral strengths. I am also interested in self-change: How do we successfully manage the things we can and cannot control in order to be the people we want to be?
Some popular media interest in work I've done:
A podcast interview about politics and cleanliness!
A summary of recent work on strength of will, past and future.