- Assistant Professor, Psychology
- Emotion; Moral decision-making
- University of Toronto, PhD
Hanah Chapman joined the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College in 2013. After receiving her Ph.D. in affective neuroscience from the University of Toronto, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in social psychology at The Ohio State University. Chapman studies human emotion and social cognition, with a focus on disgust, morality, and their intersection. One line of work investigates the psychology of physical disgust—that is, disgust related to stimuli in the physical world, particularly disease vectors, contaminants and toxins. A second line of research examines emotional and cognitive contributions to morality, including the role of disgust in moral psychology and the broader influence of affective and cognitive processes on moral decision-making. Chapman uses behavioural methods from social, affective and cognitive psychology as well as neuroeconomics, extending her research to the brain and body using neuroimaging and psychophysiology.