Jim A.C. Everett is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Kent, specialising in moral judgement, perceptions of moral character, and parochial altruism.
Jim completed his BA, MSc, and D.Phil at the University of Oxford, before receiving a Fulbright Fellowship to work at Harvard University, and a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Post Doctoral Fellowship to work at Leiden University.
Jim has published his work in leading journals such as Psychological Review, Nature Human Behaviour, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Bioethics. His research has been featured in The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The New York Times, Scientific American, and more.
Jim has received early career awards from the three largest international societies in social psychology: the 2020 Early Career Award from the European Association of Social Psychology, the 2021 “Rising Star” Award from the Association for Psychological Science; and the 2021 Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In addition, Jim’s joint-first-authored paper in Psychological Review received the 2019 Wegner Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Finally, Jim received the University of Kent’s Starting Researcher Prize, and has won the Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of his internationally recognized early career contributions to psychology.
Jim is interested in all areas of moral psychology and the intersection of psychology and philosophy, though his main lines of research are on:
In addition, Jim is interested in:
Jim welcomes prospective doctoral students to contact him if they are interested in these questions or other related topics in moral psychology.