Daniel Effron's research examines the psychological processes that allow people to act in morally questionable ways without feeling like immoral people, and that shape how people respond to the moral transgressions of others. For example, he has investigated how refraining from wrongdoing in the past can make people willing to act less virtuously in the future; when and why a history of good deeds can get one "off the hook" for subsequent transgressions; and what makes individuals willing to acknowledge and redress atrocities committed by their national or ethnic groups. His research has appeared in such scholarly publications as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; has been covered by such popular media outlets as the Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times; and received an American Psychological Association Dissertation Award in 2010. Effron holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University, and will receive a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University in the summer of 2011. In the fall of 2011, Effron will begin a position as visiting assistant professor and postdoctoral scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.