Matti Wilks

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University, working with Professor Paul Bloom. I am broadly interested in moral cognition and moral development. Right now, I am interested in questions of how we ascribe moral worth, why some people are motivated to act in extremely altruistic ways, and why we dislike unnatural things.

Prior to my current position, I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland with Associate Professor Mark Nielsen and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton University's Center for Human Values with Professor Peter Singer.

You can find my CV here. If you'd like to contact me, please do so at or @matti_wilks on Twitter.