Joseph A. Vandello, Ph.D

My research examines the interplay between individual, interpersonal, and cultural norms in shaping human behavior.  Much of my recent research looks at how people understand gender, and specifically, manhood.  Another recent goal of my research is to understand backlash against transgender people. I am also interested in perceptions of disadvantaged groups.  I study why people root for underdogs, and how feeling disadvantaged shapes moral decisions and behaviors.  More generally, I am interested in the roots and implications of moral judgments.

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