Curiosity Meets Discovery Lecture Series
The Psychology of Moral Courage
Every day, we are faced with decisions that not only impact ourselves, but the world around us. Some are straightforward, but others colored with moral implications are decidedly more complex. Dr. Anna Baumert studies how personality traits and psychology work together to define an individual’s reaction to the choices presented to them. With a particular focus on the psychology of injustice, Dr. Baumert is unraveling the complex science that defines moral courage.
Professor Baumert graduated from Trier University with master’s degrees in psychology and philosophy. She completed her PhD at the University of Koblenz-Landau in 2009 with a thesis on “Justice Sensitivity and Information Processing”. From 2012 to 2017 she worked as junior professor for Personality and Psychological Assessment at the University of Koblenz-Landau, before taking up a position as Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn in 2017. In October 2017 she was appointed Professor of Personality and Social Psychology at the TUM School of Education as part of the MaxPlanck@TUM program.
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