Fiery Cushman, an assistant professor in Brown University's department of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, studies moral psychology. His research asks questions like: Why do we sometimes punish accidents? And, when do we think it is OK to sacrifice one person for the good of many? He is interested in understanding the cognitive processes that give rise to moral judgment, their development, and their evolutionary history. Cushman received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in September 2008.