How do we understand our own capacity for thought and action?
Do we understand others in the same way?
My work attempts to understand how it is that we come to see ourselves and each other as the authors of our decisions and behavior. I am particularly interested in how beliefs about agency guide perceptions of ability and morality, and whether these beliefs lead us toward wisdom or folly as we navigate through life.
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.