Geoffrey Goodwin

BA, Psychology, University of Queensland;
Ph.D., Psychology, Princeton University
Office Location: 
Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room D16
Research Interests: 
Decision Processes
Social and Cultural Psychology
Specific Research Areas: 

Social cognition, moral psychology, and reasoning

Professor Geoffrey Goodwin will not be considering new graduate students for admission for Fall 2024.
Selected Publications: 

Caviola, L., Althaus, D., Mogensen, A., & Goodwin, G. P. (2022). Population ethical intuitions. Cognition, 218, 104941.

Sousa, P., Allard, A., Piazza, J., & Goodwin, G. P. (2021). Folk moral objectivism: The case of harmful actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 2776.

Cusimano, C., & Goodwin, G. P. (2020). People judge others to have more voluntary control over beliefs than they themselves do. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119, 999-1029.

Watkins, H. M., & Goodwin, G. P. (2020). Reflecting on sacrifices made by past generations increases a sense of obligation towards future generations.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 995-1012.

Sun, J., & Goodwin, G. P. (2020). Do people want to become more moral? Psychological Science, 31, 243-257.

Watkins, H. M., & Goodwin, G. P. (2020). A fundamental asymmetry in judgments of soldiers at war. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 419-444.

Cusimano, C. & Goodwin, G. P. (2019).  Lay beliefs about the controllability of everyday mental states. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 1701-1732.  

Landy, J. F., & Goodwin, G. P. (2015a). Does incidental disgust amplify moral judgment?  A meta-analytic review of experimental evidence.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 518-536.

Goodwin, G. P. (2015). Moral character in person perception. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 38-44.

Goodwin, G. P., & Benforado, A. (2015). Judging the goring ox: Retribution directed toward animals. Cognitive Science, 39, 619-646.

Goodwin, G. P. (2014). Is the basic conditional probabilistic? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1214-1241.

Goodwin, G. P., & Landy, J. F. (2014). Valuing different human lives. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 778-803.

Goodwin, G. P., Piazza, J., & Rozin, P. (2014). Moral character predominates in person perception and evaluation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 148-168.

Goodwin, G. P., & Darley, J. M. (2008). The psychology of meta-ethics: Exploring objectivism. Cognition, 106, 1339-1366.

Goodwin, G. P., & Johnson-Laird, P. N. (2005). Reasoning about relations. Psychological Review, 112, 468-493.

Courses Taught: 

PSYC 170 Social Psychology
PSYC 470 Seminar in Social Psychology
PSYC 600 (proseminar) Social Psychology