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Dr Nadira Faber

Dr Nadira Faber

Senior Lecturer

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 Washington Singer Room 114

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

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Nadira's Term 1 2021/22 Office Hours:

Tuesdays 12.00-13.00 in person; book here: https://doodle.com/bp/nadirafaber/tues

Thursdays 16.30-17.30 in Zoom; book here: https://doodle.com/bp/nadirafaber/thurs

 

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology. 

I completed a BSc/MSc (Munich) and a 3-year PhD (Göttingen) in psychology. After my PhD, in 2012, I went to the University of Oxford for two consecutive interdisciplinary PostDoc projects in psychology and philosophy. After that, in early 2017, I became a Junior Principal Investigator (faculty member) at Oxford and started my Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab. I joined the University of Exeter in late 2019. 

Keywords: social psychology, prosocial behaviour, group dynamics, cooperation, morality, ethics

For more detailed information about myself and the Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab, please see my personal website

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Research

Research interests

My research focuses on humans in their social collective. When and how do we cooperate with others: when do we our best to contribute to our group’s joint performance, for example by sharing our knowledge so we can make good joint decisions? And when do we act prosocially and help others instead of prioritising ourselves, for example by sharing money? And how does morality guide our behaviour?

My research interests in more detail

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(On my pre-2015 publications, I use my previous surname: Faulmüller.)

 

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Wittmann MK, Faber NS, Lamm C (In Press). A neuroscientific perspective on the computational theory of social groups. Behavioral and Brain Sciences Abstract.
Gross J, Faber NS, Kappes A, Nussberger A-M, Cowen P, Browning M, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett M, De Dreu C, et al (In Press). When Helping is Risky: Behavioral and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Prosocial Decisions Entailing Risk. Psychological Science Abstract.
Faber NS, Häusser JA (2022). Why stress and hunger both increase and decrease prosocial behaviour. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 49-57.
Caviola L, Kahane G, Everett J, Teperman E, Savulescu J, Faber N (2021). Utilitarianism for Animals, Kantianism for People? Harming Animals and Humans for the Greater Good. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, 1008-1039.
Caviola L, Schubert S, Teperman E, Moss D, Greenberg S, Faber N (2020). Donors vastly underestimate differences in charities’ effectiveness. Judgment and Decision Making, 15, 509-516.
Veit W, Earp BD, Faber N, Bostrom N, Caouette J, Mannino A, Caviola L, Sandberg A, Savulescu J (2020). Recognizing the Diversity of Cognitive Enhancements. AJOB Neuroscience, 11(4), 250-253.
Häusser JA, Stahlecker C, Mojzisch A, Leder J, Van Lange PAM, Faber NS (2019). Acute hunger does not always undermine prosociality. Nature Communications
Dao B, Douglas T, Giubilini A, Savulescu J, Selgelid M, Faber NS (2019). Impartiality and infectious disease: Prioritizing individuals versus the collective in antibiotic prescription. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 10(1), 63-69.
Giubilini A, Caviola L, Maslen H, Douglas T, Nussberger AM, Faber N, Vanderslott S, Loving S, Harrison M, Savulescu J, et al (2019). Nudging immunity: the case for opt out vaccination of children in school and day care. HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum
Everett JAC, Caviola L, Savulescu J, Faber NS (2019). Speciesism, generalized prejudice, and perceptions of prejudiced others. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 22(6), 785-803. Abstract.
Schubert S, Caviola L, Faber NS (2019). The Psychology of Existential Risk: Moral Judgments about Human Extinction. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Schweda A, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, Kalenscher T (2019). The effects of psychosocial stress on intergroup resource allocation. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Caviola L, Everett JAC, Faber NS (2019). The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(6), 1011-1029.
Schubert S, Caviola L, Faber NS (2019). The psychology of existential risk: Moral judgments about human extinction. Scientific Reports
Kahane G, Everett JAC, Earp BD, Caviola L, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, Savulescu J (2018). Beyond sacrificial harm: a two-dimensional model of utilitarian psychology. Psychological Review, 125(2), 131-164.
Kappes A, Faber NS, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism. Psychological Science, 29(3), 379-389. Abstract.
Youssef FF, Bachew R, Bissessar S, Crockett MJ, Faber NS (2018). Sex differences in the effects of acute stress on behavior in the ultimatum game. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 96, 126-131.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). The costs of being consequentialist: Social inference from instrumental harm and impartial beneficence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 200-216.
Kappes A, Nussberger A-M, Faber NS, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions increases prosocial behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(8), 573-580.
Faber NS, Häusser JA, Kerr NL (2017). Sleep Deprivation Impairs and Caffeine Enhances My Performance, but Not Always Our Performance. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 21(1), 3-28.
Faber NS, Savulescu J, Van Lange PAM (2016). Reputational concerns as a general determinant of group functioning. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 39 Abstract.
Wittmann MK, Kolling N, Faber NS, Scholl J, Nelissen N, Rushworth MFS (2016). Self-Other Mergence in the Frontal Cortex during Cooperation and Competition. Neuron, 91(2), 482-493.
Häusser JA, Leder J, Ketturat C, Dresler M, Faber NS (2016). Sleep Deprivation and Advice Taking. Scientific Reports, 6(1).
Faber NS, Savulescu J, Douglas T (2016). Why is Cognitive Enhancement Deemed Unacceptable? the Role of Fairness, Deservingness, and Hollow Achievements. Frontiers in Psychology, 7
Faber NS, Douglas T, Heise F, Hewstone M (2015). Cognitive Enhancement and Motivation Enhancement: an Empirical Comparison of Intuitive Judgments. AJOB Neuroscience, 6(1), 18-20.
Everett JAC, Caviola L, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Faber NS (2015). Doing good by doing nothing? the role of social norms in explaining default effects in altruistic contexts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 230-241. Abstract.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, De Dreu CKW (2015). Economic games and social neuroscience methods can help elucidate the psychology of parochial altruism. Frontiers in Psychology, 6
Caviola L, Faber NS (2015). Pills or Push-Ups? Effectiveness and Public Perception of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement. Frontiers in Psychology, 6
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett M (2015). Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favoritism. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(FEB). Abstract.
Wölfer R, Faber NS, Hewstone M (2015). Social network analysis in the science of groups: Cross-sectional and longitudinal applications for studying intra- and intergroup behavior. Group Dynamics, 19(1), 45-61. Abstract.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett MJ (2015). The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup prosocial behaviour in gains and losses contexts. Royal Society Open Science, 2(12), 150546-150546. Abstract.
Schelle KJ, Faulmüller N, Caviola L, Hewstone M (2014). Attitudes toward pharmacological cognitive enhancement-a review. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(1 APR). Abstract.
Caviola L, Mannino A, Savulescu J, Faulmüller N (2014). Cognitive biases can affect moral intuitions about cognitive enhancement. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(OCT). Abstract.
de Sio FS, Faulmüller N, Vincent NA (2014). How cognitive enhancement can change our duties. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(JULY). Abstract.
Caviola L, Faulmüller N (2014). Moral hypocrisy in economic games-how prosocial behavior is shaped by social expectations. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(AUG).
Maslen H, Faulmüller N, Savulescu J (2014). Pharmacological cognitive enhancement-how neuroscientific research could advance ethical debate. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(JUNE). Abstract.
Mojzisch A, Kerschreiter R, Faulmüller N, Vogelgesang F, Schulz-Hardt S (2014). The consistency principle in interpersonal communication: Consequences of preference confirmation and disconfirmation in collective decision making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(6), 961-977. Abstract.
Caviola L, Faulmüller N, Everett J, Savulescu J, Kahane G (2014). The evaluability bias in charitable giving: Saving administration costs or saving lives?. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 303-315.
Faulmüller N, Maslen H, de Sio FS (2013). The Indirect Psychological Costs of Cognitive Enhancement. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13(7), 45-47.
Faulmüller N, Mojzisch A, Kerschreiter R, Schulz-Hardt S (2012). Do you want to Convince Me or to be Understood?. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(12), 1684-1696. Abstract.
Sio FSD, Maslen H, Faulmüller N (2012). The Necessity of Objective Standards for Moral Enhancement. AJOB Neuroscience, 3(4), 15-16.
Frey D, Faulmüller NS, Winkler M, Wendt M (2012). Verhaltensregeln als Voraussetzung zur Realisierung moralisch-ethischer Werte in Firmen. German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 16(2), 135-155.
Faulmüller N, Kerschreiter R, Mojzisch A, Schulz-Hardt S (2010). Beyond group-level explanations for the failure of groups to solve hidden profiles: the individual preference effect revisited. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 13(5), 653-671. Abstract.

Chapters

Chew C, Douglas T, Faber N (2018). Biological interventions for crime prevention. In Birks D, Douglas T (Eds.) Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 11-43.
de Sio FS, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Vincent NA (2016). Why Less Praise for Enhanced Performance?. In  (Ed) Cognitive Enhancement, 27-41.
Santoni de Sio F, Faber N, Savulescu J, Vincent N (2016). Why less praise for enhanced performance? Moving beyond responsibility-shifting, authenticity, and cheating, towards a nature-of-activities approach. In Jotterand F, Dubljevic V (Eds.) Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 27-41.
Maslen H, Santoni de Sio F, Faber N (2015). With cognitive enhancement comes great responsibility?. In  (Ed) Responsible Innovation 2: Concepts, Approaches, and Applications, 121-138.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Wittmann MK, Faber NS, Lamm C (In Press). A neuroscientific perspective on the computational theory of social groups. Behavioral and Brain Sciences Abstract.
Gross J, Faber NS, Kappes A, Nussberger A-M, Cowen P, Browning M, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett M, De Dreu C, et al (In Press). When Helping is Risky: Behavioral and Neurobiological Mechanisms of Prosocial Decisions Entailing Risk. Psychological Science Abstract.

2022

Faber NS, Häusser JA (2022). Why stress and hunger both increase and decrease prosocial behaviour. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 49-57.

2021

Caviola L, Kahane G, Everett J, Teperman E, Savulescu J, Faber N (2021). Utilitarianism for Animals, Kantianism for People? Harming Animals and Humans for the Greater Good. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, 1008-1039.

2020

Caviola L, Schubert S, Teperman E, Moss D, Greenberg S, Faber N (2020). Donors vastly underestimate differences in charities’ effectiveness. Judgment and Decision Making, 15, 509-516.
Veit W, Earp BD, Faber N, Bostrom N, Caouette J, Mannino A, Caviola L, Sandberg A, Savulescu J (2020). Recognizing the Diversity of Cognitive Enhancements. AJOB Neuroscience, 11(4), 250-253.

2019

Häusser JA, Stahlecker C, Mojzisch A, Leder J, Van Lange PAM, Faber NS (2019). Acute hunger does not always undermine prosociality. Nature Communications
Dao B, Douglas T, Giubilini A, Savulescu J, Selgelid M, Faber NS (2019). Impartiality and infectious disease: Prioritizing individuals versus the collective in antibiotic prescription. AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 10(1), 63-69.
Giubilini A, Caviola L, Maslen H, Douglas T, Nussberger AM, Faber N, Vanderslott S, Loving S, Harrison M, Savulescu J, et al (2019). Nudging immunity: the case for opt out vaccination of children in school and day care. HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum
Everett JAC, Caviola L, Savulescu J, Faber NS (2019). Speciesism, generalized prejudice, and perceptions of prejudiced others. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 22(6), 785-803. Abstract.
Schubert S, Caviola L, Faber NS (2019). The Psychology of Existential Risk: Moral Judgments about Human Extinction. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Schweda A, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, Kalenscher T (2019). The effects of psychosocial stress on intergroup resource allocation. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Caviola L, Everett JAC, Faber NS (2019). The moral standing of animals: Towards a psychology of speciesism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(6), 1011-1029.
Schubert S, Caviola L, Faber NS (2019). The psychology of existential risk: Moral judgments about human extinction. Scientific Reports

2018

Kahane G, Everett JAC, Earp BD, Caviola L, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, Savulescu J (2018). Beyond sacrificial harm: a two-dimensional model of utilitarian psychology. Psychological Review, 125(2), 131-164.
Chew C, Douglas T, Faber N (2018). Biological interventions for crime prevention. In Birks D, Douglas T (Eds.) Treatment for Crime: Philosophical Essays on Neurointerventions in Criminal Justice, Oxford University Press, 11-43.
Kappes A, Faber NS, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism. Psychological Science, 29(3), 379-389. Abstract.
Kappes A, Crockett M, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Kahane G (2018). Concern for Others Leads to Vicarious Optimism.
Youssef FF, Bachew R, Bissessar S, Crockett MJ, Faber NS (2018). Sex differences in the effects of acute stress on behavior in the ultimatum game. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 96, 126-131.
Everett JAC, Caviola L, Savulescu J, Faber NS (2018). Speciesism, generalized prejudice, and perceptions of prejudiced others.
Caviola L, Everett JAC, Faber NS (2018). The Moral Standing of Animals: Towards a Psychology of Speciesism.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). The costs of being consequentialist: Social inference from instrumental harm and impartial beneficence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 200-216.
Kappes A, Nussberger A-M, Faber NS, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett M (2018). Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions increases prosocial behavior.
Kappes A, Nussberger A-M, Faber NS, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Crockett MJ (2018). Uncertainty about the impact of social decisions increases prosocial behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(8), 573-580.

2017

Faber NS, Häusser JA, Kerr NL (2017). Sleep Deprivation Impairs and Caffeine Enhances My Performance, but Not Always Our Performance. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 21(1), 3-28.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Crockett M (2017). The costs of being consequentialist: Social inference from instrumental harm and impartial beneficence.

2016

Faber NS, Savulescu J, Van Lange PAM (2016). Reputational concerns as a general determinant of group functioning. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 39 Abstract.
Wittmann MK, Kolling N, Faber NS, Scholl J, Nelissen N, Rushworth MFS (2016). Self-Other Mergence in the Frontal Cortex during Cooperation and Competition. Neuron, 91(2), 482-493.
Häusser JA, Leder J, Ketturat C, Dresler M, Faber NS (2016). Sleep Deprivation and Advice Taking. Scientific Reports, 6(1).
de Sio FS, Faber NS, Savulescu J, Vincent NA (2016). Why Less Praise for Enhanced Performance?. In  (Ed) Cognitive Enhancement, 27-41.
Faber NS, Savulescu J, Douglas T (2016). Why is Cognitive Enhancement Deemed Unacceptable? the Role of Fairness, Deservingness, and Hollow Achievements. Frontiers in Psychology, 7
Santoni de Sio F, Faber N, Savulescu J, Vincent N (2016). Why less praise for enhanced performance? Moving beyond responsibility-shifting, authenticity, and cheating, towards a nature-of-activities approach. In Jotterand F, Dubljevic V (Eds.) Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical and Policy Implications in International Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 27-41.

2015

Faber NS, Douglas T, Heise F, Hewstone M (2015). Cognitive Enhancement and Motivation Enhancement: an Empirical Comparison of Intuitive Judgments. AJOB Neuroscience, 6(1), 18-20.
Everett JAC, Caviola L, Kahane G, Savulescu J, Faber NS (2015). Doing good by doing nothing? the role of social norms in explaining default effects in altruistic contexts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 230-241. Abstract.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett MJ, De Dreu CKW (2015). Economic games and social neuroscience methods can help elucidate the psychology of parochial altruism. Frontiers in Psychology, 6
Caviola L, Faber NS (2015). Pills or Push-Ups? Effectiveness and Public Perception of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement. Frontiers in Psychology, 6
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett M (2015). Preferences and beliefs in ingroup favoritism. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(FEB). Abstract.
Wölfer R, Faber NS, Hewstone M (2015). Social network analysis in the science of groups: Cross-sectional and longitudinal applications for studying intra- and intergroup behavior. Group Dynamics, 19(1), 45-61. Abstract.
Everett JAC, Faber NS, Crockett MJ (2015). The influence of social preferences and reputational concerns on intergroup prosocial behaviour in gains and losses contexts. Royal Society Open Science, 2(12), 150546-150546. Abstract.
Maslen H, Santoni de Sio F, Faber N (2015). With cognitive enhancement comes great responsibility?. In  (Ed) Responsible Innovation 2: Concepts, Approaches, and Applications, 121-138.  Abstract.

2014

Schelle KJ, Faulmüller N, Caviola L, Hewstone M (2014). Attitudes toward pharmacological cognitive enhancement-a review. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(1 APR). Abstract.
Caviola L, Mannino A, Savulescu J, Faulmüller N (2014). Cognitive biases can affect moral intuitions about cognitive enhancement. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(OCT). Abstract.
de Sio FS, Faulmüller N, Vincent NA (2014). How cognitive enhancement can change our duties. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(JULY). Abstract.
Caviola L, Faulmüller N (2014). Moral hypocrisy in economic games-how prosocial behavior is shaped by social expectations. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(AUG).
Maslen H, Faulmüller N, Savulescu J (2014). Pharmacological cognitive enhancement-how neuroscientific research could advance ethical debate. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8(JUNE). Abstract.
Mojzisch A, Kerschreiter R, Faulmüller N, Vogelgesang F, Schulz-Hardt S (2014). The consistency principle in interpersonal communication: Consequences of preference confirmation and disconfirmation in collective decision making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(6), 961-977. Abstract.
Caviola L, Faulmüller N, Everett J, Savulescu J, Kahane G (2014). The evaluability bias in charitable giving: Saving administration costs or saving lives?. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 303-315.

2013

Faulmüller N, Maslen H, de Sio FS (2013). The Indirect Psychological Costs of Cognitive Enhancement. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13(7), 45-47.

2012

Faulmüller N, Mojzisch A, Kerschreiter R, Schulz-Hardt S (2012). Do you want to Convince Me or to be Understood?. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(12), 1684-1696. Abstract.
Sio FSD, Maslen H, Faulmüller N (2012). The Necessity of Objective Standards for Moral Enhancement. AJOB Neuroscience, 3(4), 15-16.
Frey D, Faulmüller NS, Winkler M, Wendt M (2012). Verhaltensregeln als Voraussetzung zur Realisierung moralisch-ethischer Werte in Firmen. German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 16(2), 135-155.

2010

Faulmüller N, Kerschreiter R, Mojzisch A, Schulz-Hardt S (2010). Beyond group-level explanations for the failure of groups to solve hidden profiles: the individual preference effect revisited. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 13(5), 653-671. Abstract.

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