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Clifford Ian Workman

  • Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow to Anjan Chatterjee, M.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
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About

My name is Cliff. I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, located at the University of Pennsylvania and directed by Professor Anjan Chatterjee. My research investigates the dark side of morality. When morality works properly, it enables compassion for those in need, it provides the courage to stand up to bad guys, and it stops us from hurting the people who anger us, and much more. What happens, however, when it fails to work properly? For example, can our moral intuitions sometimes impair our social functioning? Are some of our moral intuitions about ourselves and others susceptible to features that aren’t relevant (or shouldn’t be, at least), like the physical attractiveness of our social partners? Why do some people but not others feel so convicted about moral issues that they believe the need for violence outweighs social rules against physically harming others? Can individuals unlearn this belief and, if so, how? Check out my website here: https://cliffordworkman.com/

Recent publications

  • Neurometabolites and associations with cognitive deficits in mild cognitive impairment: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 7 Tesla

    • Oeltzschner G
    • Wijtenburg S
    • Mikkelsen M
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  • Reproducibility of brain MRS in older healthy adults at 7T

    • Wijtenburg S
    • Rowland L
    • Oeltzschner G
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow to Anjan Chatterjee, M.D.

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

July 2018 - Present

Senior Research Program Coordinator to Gwenn Smith, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

March 2011 - Present

Postdoctoral Scholar to Jean Decety, Ph.D.

Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago

March 2016 - July 2018(2 years)

Research Assistant to Gwenn Smith, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

December 2008 - March 2011(2 years)

Research Assistant to Shari Waldstein, Ph.D.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

May 2007 - February 2008(9 months)

Research Assistant to Robert Provine, Ph.D.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

January 2007 - December 2007(a year)

Research Assistant to Christopher Murphy, Ph.D.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

September 2006 - May 2007(8 months)

Education

Ph.D. (Medicine) supervised by Drs. Roland Zahn and Rebecca Elliott

University of Manchester Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health

October 2012 - December 2015(3 years)

B.Sc. (Psychology)

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

September 2003 - December 2007(4 years)

Co-authors (50)

  • Heidi Maiberg
  • Jorge Moll
  • Hyemin Han
  • Maria-Efstratia Tsimpanouli