Biography

I am an Experimental Psychologist specialising in cognitive and social psychology. I have worked with a diverse range of research techniques, and I have applied experience in the development of new methods and materials. The main focus of my research to date has been on morality and moral judgement. My interests extend beyond the moral domain to include learning and knowledge acquisition, categorisation, skill/expertise, meaning, motivation, and memory. My theoretical interests include Ecological Psychology, Embodiment, and Dynamical Systems.
I graduated with a Ph.D. in October 2018. My thesis examined the phenomenon of moral dumbfounding; when a person defends a moral judgement in the absence of reasons. The dumbfounding paradigm has been influential in moral psychology; however, there is limited empirical work investigating it. This has meant that the main focus of my work to date has been testing, and attempting to understand the phenomenon.

Research Interests

Moral Psychology:- Moral Judgement / Categorization- Moral Dumbfounding- Morality and Meaning- Moral Networks
Theoretical Interests:- Concepts and Categories- Judgement and Decision Making- Ecological Psychology- Embodiment


Peer Reviewed Journals

2022

Moral Judgment as Categorization (MJAC)

McHugh, C.;McGann, M.;Igou, E.R.;Kinsella, E.L.; (2022) Moral Judgment as Categorization (MJAC). Perspectives On Psychological Science

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2022

National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic

Van Bavel, JJ;Cichocka, A;Capraro, V;Sjastad, H;Nezlek, JB;Pavlovic, T;Alfano, M;Gelfand, MJ;Azevedo, F;Birtel, MD;Cislak, A;Lockwood, PL;Ross, RM;Abts, K;Agadullina, E;Aruta, JJB;Besharati, SN;Bor, A;Choma, BL;Crabtree, CD;Cunningham, WA;De, K;Ejaz, W;Elbaek, CT;Findor, A;Flichtentrei, D;Franc, R;Gjoneska, B;Gruber, J;Gualda, E;Horiuchi, Y;Huynh, TLD;Ibanez, A;Imran, MA;Israelashvili, J;Jasko, K;Kantorowicz, J;Kantorowicz-Reznichenko, E;Krouwel, A;Laakasuo, M;Lamm, C;Leygue, C;Lin, MJ;Mansoor, MS;Marie, A;Mayiwar, L;Mazepus, H;McHugh, C;Minda, JP;Mitkidis, P;Olsson, A;Otterbring, T;Packer, DJ;Perry, A;Petersen, MB;Puthillam, A;Riano-Moreno, JC;Rothmund, T;Santamaria-Garcia, H;Schmid, PC;Stoyanov, D;Tewari, S;Todosijevic, B;Tsakiris, M;Tung, HH;Umbres, RG;Vanags, E;Vlasceanu, M;Vonasch, A;Yucel, M;Zhang, YC;Abad, M;Adler, E;Akrawi, N;Mdarhri, HA;Amara, H;Amodio, DM;Antazo, BG;Apps, M;Ay, FC;Ba, MH;Barbosa, S;Bastian, B;Berg, A;Bernal-Zarate, MP;Bernstein, M;Bialek, M;Bilancini, E;Bogatyreva, N;Boncinelli, L;Booth, JE;Borau, S;Buchel, O;Cameron, CD;Carvalho, CF;Celadin, T;Cerami, C;Chalise, HN;Cheng, XJ;Cian, L;Cockcroft, K;Conway, J;Cordoba-Delgado, MA;Crespi, C;Crouzevialle, M;Cutler, J;Dabrowska, J;Cypryanska, M;Daniels, MA;Davis, VH;Dayley, PN;Delouvee, S;Denkovski, O;Dezecache, G;Dhaliwal, NA;Diato, AB;Di Paolo, R;Drosinou, M;Dulleck, U;Ekmanis, J;Ertan, AS;Etienne, TW;Farhana, HH;Farkhari, F;Farmer, H;Fenwick, A;Fidanovski, K;Flew, T;Fraser, S;Frempong, RB;Fugelsang, JA;Gale, J;Garcia-Navarro, EB;Garladinne, P;Ghajjou, O;Gkinopoulos, T;Gray, K;Griffin, SM;Gronfeldt, B;Gumren, M;Gurung, RL;Halperin, E;Harris, E;Herzon, V;Hruska, M;Huang, GX;Hudecek, MFC;Isler, O;Jangard, S;Jorgensen, FJ;Kachanoff, F;Kahn, J;Dangol, AK;Keudel, O;Koppel, L;Koverola, M;Kubin, E;Kunnari, A;Kutiyski, Y;Laguna, O;Leota, J;Lermer, E;Levy, J;Levy, N;Li, CY;Long, EU;Longoni, C;Maglic, M;McCashin, D;Metcalf, AL;Miklousic, I;El Mimouni, S;Miura, A;Molina-Paredes, J;Monroy-Fonseca, C;Morales-Marente, E;Moreau, D;Muda, R;Myer, A;Nash, K;Nesh-Nash, T;Nitschke, JP;Nurse, MS;Ohtsubo, Y;de Mello, VO;O'Madagain, C;Onderco, M;Palacios-Galvez, MS;Palomaki, J;Pan, YF;Papp, Z;Parnamets, P;Paruzel-Czachura, M;Pavlovic, Z;Payan-Gomez, C;Perander, S;Pitman, MM;Prasad, R;Pyrkosz-Pacyna, J;Rathje, S;Raza, A;Rego, GG;Rhee, K;Robertson, CE;Rodriguez-Pascual, I;Saikkonen, T;Salvador-Ginez, O;Sampaio, WM;Santi, GC;Santiago-Tovar, N;Savage, D;Scheffer, JA;Schonegger, P;Schultner, DT;Schutte, EM;Scott, A;Sharma, M;Sharma, P;Skali, A;Stadelmann, D;Stafford, CA;Stanojevic, D;Stefaniak, A;Sternisko, A;Stoica, A;Stoyanova, KK;Strickland, B;Sundvall, J;Thomas, JP;Tinghog, G;Torgler, B;Traast, IJ;Tucciarelli, R;Tyrala, M;Ungson, ND;Uysal, MS;Van Lange, PAM;van Prooijen, JW;van Rooy, D;Vastfjall, D;Verkoeijen, P;Vieira, JB;von Sikorski, C;Walker, AC;Watermeyer, J;Wetter, E;Whillans, A;Willardt, R;Wohl, MJA;Wojcik, AD;Wu, KD;Yamada, Y;Yilmaz, O;Yogeeswaran, K;Ziemer, CT;Zwaan, RA;Boggio, PS (2022) National identity predicts public health support during a global pandemic. BERLIN : NATURE PORTFOLIO Nature Communications

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2022

Pandemic threat and group cohesion: national identification in the wake of COVID-19 is associated with authoritarianism.

Maher PJ;Roth J;Griffin S;Foran AM;Jay S;McHugh C;Ryan M;Bradshaw D;Quayle M;Muldoon OT; (2022) Pandemic threat and group cohesion: national identification in the wake of COVID-19 is associated with authoritarianism.. Social Psychology

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2021

Solidarity Matters: Prototypicality and Minority and Majority Adherence to National COVID-19 Health Advice

Foran, AM;Roth, J;Jay, S;Griffin, SM;Maher, PJ;McHugh, C;Bradshaw, D;Ryan, M;Quayle, M;Muldoon, OT (2021) Solidarity Matters: Prototypicality and Minority and Majority Adherence to National COVID-19 Health Advice. LONDON : UBIQUITY PRESS LTD International Review Of Social Psychology

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2020

Reasons or rationalizations: The role of principles in the moral dumbfounding paradigm

McHugh C.;McGann M.;Igou E.;Kinsella E. (2020) Reasons or rationalizations: The role of principles in the moral dumbfounding paradigm. Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making

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2017

Searching for moral dumbfounding: Identifying measurable indicators of moral dumbfounding

McHugh C.;McGann M.;Igou E.;Kinsella E. (2017) Searching for moral dumbfounding: Identifying measurable indicators of moral dumbfounding. Collabra: Psychology

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Conference Publications

2018

CEUR Workshop Proceedings

McHugh C.;McGann M.;Igou E.;Kinsella E. (2018) CEUR Workshop Proceedings. :220-231

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Editorials

2021

The Political Psychology of COVID-19

Muldoon, OT;Liu, JH;McHugh, C (2021) The Political Psychology of COVID-19. HOBOKEN : WILEY Political Psychology :715-728

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Other Publications

2021

The Political Psychology of COVID-19

Muldoon, OT;Liu, JH;McHugh, C (2021) The Political Psychology of COVID-19. HOBOKEN : WILEY Political Psychology :715-728

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