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Moral Dilemmas in the COVID Age 

We are a team of researchers from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington, USA) exploring the moral dimensions of the COVID-19 outbreak across the world.


Individuals may participate in our global online study here:


The project is led by computer scientists Katharina Reinecke and Rajesh P. N. Rao, and a psychological scientist Andrew Meltzoff. Other team members include Nigini Oliveira, Rodolfo Barragan, and Koosha Khalvati.


We are studying how people’s beliefs and reactions to the coronavirus pandemic relate to customs and moral values across countries, cultures and age groups, using the LabInTheWild platform to gather data on a global scale. We are particularly interested in exploring what people identify as the most acceptable “solution” to a number of COVID-related ethical and practical dilemmas.

This research is supported by the National Science Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation.

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