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Daryl Cameron

Daryl Cameron

Assistant Professor

218 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-5847


  1. Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013


Dr. Cameron investigates the psychological processes involved in empathy and moral decision-making, using an interdisciplinary approach drawing on affective science, social cognition, and moral philosophy.  In much of his research, he examines motivational and situational factors that shape empathic emotions and behaviors toward others.  In other research, he uses implicit measurement and mathematical modeling to assess empathy and moral judgment in healthy, clinical, and incarcerated populations.  To learn more about his research, please visit the Empathy and Moral Psychology Lab web page (

Selected Publications:

Cameron, C.D., Harris, L.T., & Payne, B.K. (2016). The emotional cost of humanity: Anticipated exhaustion motivates dehumanization of stigmatized targets. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 105-112.

Cameron, C.D., Lindquist, K.A., & Gray, K. (2015). A constructionist review of morality and emotions: No evidence for specific links between moral content and discrete emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19, 371-394.

Cameron, C.D., Brown-Iannuzzi, J., & Payne, B.K. (2012). Sequential priming measures of implicit social cognition: A meta-analysis of associations with behaviors and explicit attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 330-350.

Cameron, C.D., & Payne, B.K. (2012). The cost of callousness: Regulating compassion influences the moral self-concept. Psychological Science, 23, 225-229.

Cameron, C.D., & Payne, B.K. (2011). Escaping affect: How motivated emotion regulation creates insensitivity to mass suffering. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1-15.

Cameron, C.D., Payne, B.K., & Knobe, J. (2010). Do theories of implicit race bias change moral judgments? Social Justice Research, 23, 272-289.

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