Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Distinguished Professor of Practical Ethics and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics of Kenan Institute for Ethics and Member of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Associate of the Duke I

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
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Ph.D.Yale University1982
A.B.Amherst College1977
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  1. Stanley, ML; Whitehead, PS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Seli, P (2020). Exposure to opposing reasons reduces negative impressions of ideological opponents. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 91. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Brenner, RG; Oliveri, AN; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Levin, ED (2020). Effects of sub-chronic methylphenidate on risk-taking and sociability in zebrafish (Danio rerio).. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol, 393(8), 1373-1381. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Freedman, R; Borg, JS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Dickerson, JP; Conitzer, V (2020). Adapting a kidney exchange algorithm to align with human values. Artificial Intelligence, 283. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Sinnott-Armstrong, W (2020). How does inequality affect our sense of moral obligation?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, e87. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Chan, L; Doyle, K; McElfresh, DC; Conitzer, V; Dickerson, JP; Borg, JS; Sinnott-Armstrong, W (2020). Artificial artificial intelligence: Measuring influence of AI 'Assessments' on moral decision-making. Aies 2020 Proceedings of the Aaai/Acm Conference on Ai, Ethics, and Society, 214-220. [doi]  [abs]