Dr. Mohammad Atari is a social psychologist. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California (USC), and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology where he works with Dr. Joseph Henrich. In his Ph.D., he worked with Dr. Morteza Dehghani and Dr. Daphna Oyserman. He received his B.S. in engineering and M.A. in general psychology in Tehran, Iran before moving to the Computational Social Science Laboratory (CSSL) and Identity-Based Motivation Lab (IBM) at USC, and Culture, Cognition, Coevolution Lab at Harvard.

Mohammad’s research examines the intersection of culture, evolution, and morality. He also combines computational and experimental methodologies to understand how social structures and immediate contextual cues impact people’s moral judgment and acceptance of existing societal norms. Methodologically, he is interested in statistical and computational modeling, and has extensively collaborated with researchers in AI ethics and Natural Language Processing (NLP), focusing on applied machine learning as well as Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in machine learning. He also co-directs YourMorals.org (co-founded by Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham) where you can learn about your own morality, ethics, moral values, ethical behaviors, personality, and political preferences while also contributing to scientific research.

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