I'm an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.
My research concerns the interplay between two general mental processes that influence judgment: rational, deliberate analysis, and intuitive, emotional reactions. I am interested in the interaction between these two kinds of thinking and the implications for people’s beliefs, actions, and choices. In my research, I have studied how intuition affects our choices; how our moral beliefs determine our own actions and our judgments of others; and how the emotion of disgust can predict our moral and political attitudes.
Scott, S. S., Inbar, Y., & Rozin, P. (2016). Evidence for absolute moral opposition to genetically modified food in the United States. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 315-324.
Inbar, Y., Westgate, E. C., Pizarro D. A., & Nosek, B. A. (2016). Can a naturally occurring pathogen threat change social attitudes? Evaluations of gay men and lesbians during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 420-427.Inbar, Y., & Pizarro, D. A. (2016). Pathogens and politics: Current research and new questions. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 10, 365-374.