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Erika Salomon

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Division: Social/Personality

Psychology

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Specializations

  • social cognition
  • environmental attitudes
  • religious cognition
  • psychological essentialism

Research Description

My research falls broadly into the intersection of religious and social cognition. Specifically, I am interested in reasoning about religious affiliation as a social kind, non-agentic religious concepts, and how our cognitive biases lead to religious intuitions.

I am also interested in folk morality, especially whether moral reasoning relies on categories of actions beyond the obligatory and the forbidden. Questions from this line of research include: 1) what these categories might be (e.g., supererogration), 2) how do these categories relate to moral conflict, and 3) what individual differences exist in the use of these categories.

Education

  • M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois, 2013
  • M.A. (Distinction), Cognition and Culture, Queen's University Belfast, 2010
  • B.A., English, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007

Distinctions / Awards

  • Clean Energy Education Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Evelyn Hobson Fellowship in Psychology, Spring 2012
  • University Fellowship, 2010-2011
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The two parking garages have been evaluated and no structural issues were found. The problem is just in the exterior brickwork. These problems will be addressed and the garages reopened by the start of classes, although some work will continue into the fall semester.