Kurt Gray



Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of North Carolina


Kurt Gray is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina.  He is also the Director of the Center for the Science of Moral Understanding, which is catalyzing a new field of scientific inquiry focused on identifying data-driven ways of reducing societal intolerance.  Gray received his PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University, and is an expert in moral psychology and social cognition, with over 80 scientific publications.  He is an award-winning research and educator and the author of the mass market book “The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matter” (Viking). Gray been funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation. His work has been covered in the New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Science Magazine, Wired, Slate, and The New Yorker.
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