About me

Hi! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Prof) at the University of Edinburgh. I use social and developmental psychological approaches to study our moral motivations and actions. 

I am most fascinated  by how our moral circles expand, why we devalue distant beings, and why some people are more altruistic than others.

I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Queensland and was a postdoc at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Department of Psychology at Yale University. 

You can contact me at mwilks@ed.ac.uk or @matti_wilks

The moral circle - Artwork by Brenda de Groot. Please do not copy or share without permission.