Peer reviewed publications

Children prefer natural food, too
Developmental Psychology (2022)

Wilks, M., & Bloom, P.

Interventions that influence animal product consumption: A meta-review.

Future Foods (2022)
Grundy, E., Slattery, P., Saeri, A., Watkins, K., Houlden, T., Farr, N., Askin, H., Lee, J., Mintoft-Jones, A., Cyna, S., Dziegielewski, A., Gelber, R., Rowe, A., Mathur, M., Timmons, S., Zhao, K.,
Wilks, M., Peacock, J., Harris, J., Rosenfeld, D., Bryant, C., Moss, D., & Noetel, M.

Children prioritize humans over animals less than adults do
Psychological Science (2021)
Wilks, M., *Caviola, L., Kahane, G., & Bloom, P.
*Joint first author

What does it mean to say that cultured meat is unnatural?
Appetite (2021)
Wilks, M., Hornsey, M., & Bloom, P.

Does helping now excuse cheating later?: An investigation into moral-self licensing in children.
Royal Society Open Scien
ce (2021)
Cameron, S., Wilks, M., & Nielsen, M.

Children’s experience of economic inequality: How earning position influences prosocial behavior.

Cognitive Development (2021)

Kirkland, K., Jetten, J., Wilks, M., & Nielsen, M.

How economic inequality affects prosocial behavior in children across development

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (2021)

Kirkland, K., Jetten, J., Wilks, M., & Nielsen, M.

Developmental changes in the percieved moral standing of robots.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (2021)

Reinecke, M. G., Wilks, M., & Bloom, P.

Positive and negative attitudes towards compassion predict compassionate outcomes
Current Psychology (2021)
Kirby, J. N., Seppälä, E., Wilks, M., Cameron, C. D., Tellegen, C. L., Nguyen, D. T. H.,
Misra, S., Simon- Thomas, E., Feinberg, M., Martin, D., & Doty, J. R.

Testing potential psychological predictors of attitudes to cultured meat
Appetite (2019)
Wilks, M., Phillips, J.C., Fielding, K., & Hornsey, M.

A cross cultural investigation of children’s willingness to imitate prosocial and antisocial groups
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (2019)
Wilks, M., Redshaw, J., Mushin, I., & Nielsen, M.

Children’s perceptions of the moral worth of live agents, robots, and inanimate objects
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Sommer, K., Nielsen, M., Draheim, M., Redshaw, J., Vanman, E., & Wilks, M.

Developmental changes in young children's willingness to copy the antisocial actions of ingroup members in a minimal group context
Developmental Psychology (2018)
Wilks, M., Kirby, J. N., & Nielsen, M.

Children imitate antisocial in-group members
Developmental Science (2018)
Wilks, M., Kirby, J. N., & Nielsen, M.

The developmental origins of moral expansiveness
PLOS One (2018)
Nelder, K., *Crimston, D., Wilks, M., Redshaw, J., & Nielsen, M.
*Joint first author

Young children from three diverse cultures spontaneously and consistently prepare for alternative future possibilities
Child Development (2018)

Redshaw, J., Suddendorf, T., Neldner, K.,
Wilks, M., Mushin, I., Tomaselli, K., & Nielsen, M.

Children disassociate from antisocial in-group members
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (2017)
Wilks, M., & Nielsen, M.

Attitudes to in vitro meat: A survey of potential consumers in the United States
PLoS One (2017)
Wilks, M. & Phillips, J. C.

Preschool's children's learning proclivities: when the ritual stance trumps the instrumental stance
British Journal of Developmental Psychology (2016)
Wilks, M., Kapitany, R., & Nielsen, M.

Preschool children favor copying a successful individual over an unsuccessful group
Developmental Science (2015)
Wilks, M., Collier-baker, E., & Nielsen, M.

In Prep/Under Review

A variance component analysis of the moral circle
Under review (preprint available here)

Jaeger, B*., & Wilks*, M.,
*Joint first author

Who gives effectively? A study of Giving What We Can donors Under review

Wilks, M., McCurdy, J., & Bloom, P.

Extending perspective taking to non-human groups

Under review

Ladak, A., Wilks, M., & Anthis, J. R.

Testing the bounds of compassion in young children

Under review (preprint)

Kirby, J., Wilks, M., Green, M., Tanjitpiyanond, P., Chowdhury, N., Kirkland, K., & Nielsen, M.

A lego wall between us: Promoting superordinate behavior in an unequal world.

Under review (preprint)

Kirkland, K., Jetten, J., Wilks, M., & Kirby, J.


Understanding the emergence of extreme altruism: The case of the independently vegetarian child In prep

Wilks, M., Sacchi, A., & Bloom, P.

How cultural and physical distance influence children’s judgements of moral obligation. *Joint first author

In prep

Wilks, M*., & Marshall, J*
*Joint first author

Moral foundations and attitudes to cultured meat

In prep

Wilks, M., Crimston, C., & Hornsey, M.

An investigation of generalizability across six forms of prejudice

In prep

Wilks, M., Dunham, Y., Bloom, P.

Chapters/White papers

Consumer Acceptance of Cultured Meat
Wilks, M., & Reese, J.
In Cellular Agriculture: Developing animal products without animals (fort

Accelerating consumer adoption of plant-based meat
Szejda, K., Urbanovich, T., & Wilks, M.
A collection of five working papers (2020)

Is there a future for cattle farming?
Phillips. J. C., & Wilks, M.
In Environmental, health and business opportunities in the new meat alternatives market (2019)

Consumer attitudes and acceptance of clean meat.
Wilks, M.
In Reference Module in Food Science (2018)