Matti Wilks

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University, working with Paul Bloom. I study moral cognition, and am interested in understanding barriers to ethical and prosocial behaviour. I am currently investigating how we ascribe moral worth to others, why some people are motivated to behave in prosocial and ethical ways, and why we dislike unnatural things.

I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland with Mark Nielsen and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton University's Center for Human Values with Peter Singer.

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