University Senior Lecturer
Fellow and Director of Studies in Psychology, Jesus College, Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 3EB
Subject groups/Research projects
Simone Schnall is the Director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory, and studies the relationship between cognitive and affective processes. In particular, she is interested in how embodiment informs and constrains thought and feeling. Currently, she is investigating the interactions between bodily cues, affective states and cognitive variables such as perception, attention and memory.
Funding for Schnall’s research has been provided by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the National Science Foundation (USA), National Institute of Mental Health (USA), and private foundations.
Schnall is committed to sharing her research findings with the general public. They often receive coverage in the popular press, such as the New York Times, Economist, New Scientist, Times Higher Education and many international news media (click here for recent public outreach events and media attention).
Schnall, S., Haidt, J., Clore, G. L., & Jordan, A. H. (2008). Disgust as embodied moral judgment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1096-1109 (Ranked #1: Most highly-cited article in this journal since 2007).
Schnall, S., Benton, J., & Harvey, S. (2008). With a clean conscience: Cleanliness reduces the severity of moral judgments. Psychological Science, 19, 1219-1222.
Schnall, S., Roper, J., & Fessler, D. M. T. (2010). Elevation leads to altruistic behavior. Psychological Science, 21, 315-320.
Schnall, S., Harber, K., Stefanucci, J. & Proffitt, D. R. (2008). Social support and the perception of geographical slant. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1246-1255.
Schnall, S., Zadra, J., & Proffitt, D. R. (2010). Direct evidence for the economy of action: Glucose and the perception of geographical slant. Perception, 39, 464-482.