Professor of Psychological Science
University of California, Irvine
Peter Ditto (B.A., UCLA; Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ditto is an experimental social psychologist whose research focuses on “hot cognition” – how motivation and intuition shape our political, moral, medical, and legal judgments. His work has been published in top scientific journals including Science, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and been covered by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, and Time Magazine. His current research is focused on the moral and psychological underpinnings of the “culture war” in contemporary American politics.