Reasoning about social preferences with uncertain beliefs
Davis, Carlson, Dunham & Jara-Ettinger

Psychological selfishness
Carlson, Adkins, Crockett, & Clark

A computational theory of flow
Melnikoff, Carlson, & Stillman


Belief in altruistic motives predicts prosocial actions and inferences
Carlson, & Zaki (in press)
Psychological Reports [PDF] [OSF]

Building empathy through motivation-based interventions
Weisz, Ong, Carlson, & Zaki (2020)
Emotion [PDF] [OSF]

Motivated misremembering of selfish decisions
Carlson, Maréchal, Oud, Fehr, & Crockett (2020)
Nature Communications [PDF] [OSF]

Good deeds gone bad: Lay theories of altruism and selfishness
Carlson & Zaki (2018)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology [PDF] [GitHub]

Neural detection of socially valued community members
Morelli, Leong, Carlson, Kullar, & Zaki (2018).
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PDF] [GitHub]

The lateral prefrontal cortex and moral goal pursuit
Carlson & Crockett (2018)
Current Opinion in Psychology [PDF]

When is giving an impulse? An ERP study of intuitive prosocial behavior
Carlson, Aknin, & Liotti (2016)
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [PDF]