My work explores the role moral reasoning plays in binding people together to form meaningful social groups and the way moral reasoning, particularly over sacred values, influences the trajectory of cultural, political and violent conflicts.
More specifically, my research and teaching interests are centered in the following areas: intergroup conflict and cooperation; sacred values and moral reasoning across cultures; negotiation; political violence and suicide attacks. This research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Intergroup Relations
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Atran, S., & Ginges, J. (2012). Religious and sacred imperatives in human conflict. Science, 336, 855-857.
- Ginges, J. (2005). Youth bulges, civic knowledge, and political upheaval. Psychological Science, 16, 659-661.
- Ginges, J. (1997). Deterring the terrorist: A psychological evaluation of different strategies for deterring terrorism. Terrorism and Political Violence, 9(1), 170-185.
- Ginges, J., & Atran, S. (2013). Sacred values and cultural conflict. In M. J. Gelfand, C. Y. Chiu, & Y. Y. Hong (Eds.), Advances in culture and psychology (Vol. 4). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Ginges, J., & Atran, S. (2011). War as a moral imperative (not just practical politics by other means). Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.
- Ginges, J., & Atran, S. (2009). What motivates participation in violent political action: Selective incentives or parochial altruism? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167, 115-123.
- Ginges, J., & Atran, S. (2008). Humiliation and the inertia effect: Implications for understanding violence and compromise in intractable intergroup conflicts. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8, 281-294.
- Ginges, J., Atran, S., & Medin, D. (2007). Sacred bounds on rational resolution of violent political conflict. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 7357-7360. [For supplementary material see http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2007/04/16/0701768104.DC1]
- Ginges, J., Atran, S., Sachdeva, S., & Medin, D. (2011). Psychology out of the laboratory: The challenge of violent extremism. American Psychologist, 66, 5017-519.
- Ginges, J., & Cairns, D. (2000). Social representations of multiculturalism: A faceted analysis. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 1345-1370.
- Ginges, J., Hansen, I., & Norenzayan, A. (2009). Religion and support for suicide attacks. Psychological Science, 20, 224-230.
- Ginges, J., & Malhotra, D. K. (2003). Dislike or distrust? The dynamics of non-cooperation among Jewish and Arab Israelis. Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 03-26; 16th Annual IACM Conference Melbourne, Australia.
- Malhotra, D. K., & Ginges, J. (2010). Preferring balanced vs. advantageous peace agreements: A study of Israeli attitudes towards a two state solution. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 420-427.
- Sheikh, H., Ginges, J., Coman, A., & Atran, S. (2012). Religion, group threat and sacred values. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 110-118.
- Waytz, A., Young, L.L., & Ginges, J. (2014). Motive attribution asymmetry for love vs. hate drives intractable conflict. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. published ahead of print October 20, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1414146111
- Atran, S., & Ginges, J. (2009). How words could end a war. The New York Times, p. WK12.
- Ginges, J., & Atran, S. (2009). Noninstrumental reasoning over sacred values: An Indonesian case study. In D. M. Bartels, C. W. Bauman, L. J. Skitka, & D. L. Medin (Eds.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 50: Moral Judgment and Decision Making. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
- Pintak, L., & Ginges, J. (2008). Misreading the Arab media. The New York Times.
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