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Jason Cowell

Jason Cowell

Professor, Vice-Chair of Psychology
MAC C308
Human Development

Dr. Cowell studies the neural development of moral judgment, moral action, theory of mind, empathy, self-control, and prosocial behavior in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. He uses electroencephalography, functional neuroimaging, psychophysiological measures, eye-tracking, and behavioral paradigms to investigate the complexities of developing morality and self-control in the U.S. and cross-culturally. His current studies focus on the role of empathic concern and perspective-taking in developing ideas of fairness and equality and their related neurobiological underpinnings. Dr. Cowell is excited to work with students in research assistantships and independent studies.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., University of St. Thomas