HANAH A. CHAPMAN
Department of Psychology
The Ohio State University
1835 Neil Ave, Columbus OH 43210
2011 PhD Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada
Supervisor: Adam K. Anderson
University nominee for the CGS/UMI Dissertation Award in Social Sciences
2007 Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada
Supervisor: Adam K. Anderson
2004 Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Canada
First Class Honours with Minor in Biology
University Medal in Neuroscience
2012- Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University
Supervisor: William Cunningham
Research Interests and Methods
I study human emotion and social cognition, with a focus on disgust, morality, and their
intersection. To investigate these topics, I use behavioural methods from social, affective and
cognitive psychology, extending my research to the body and brain using psychophysiology
Awards & Research Funding
2011 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship – $40,000 x 2 years
2011 J. Davidson Ketchum Graduate Award in Psychology – $3,000
2010 Ontario Mental Health Foundation Scholarship – $16,000
2008 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral, $35,000 x 2 years
2005 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, $17,500 x 2 years
2003 Dalhousie University Psychiatry Research Foundation Award – $5,000
2003 Dalhousie University In-Course Scholarship – $2,000
2003 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award – $5,600
2003 Dharma Master Chuk Mor Scholarship, Dalhousie University – $2,000
2003 Warr Undergraduate Student Research Award, Dalhousie University – $6,000
2001 Sony Canada Science Scholarship – $3,000
2001 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award – $6,000
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2012 University of Toronto sole nominee for the Council of Graduate Studies/UMI
Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences
2012 University of Toronto Department of Psychology nominee for the Governor
General’s Academic Gold Medal
2004 University Medal in Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
2003 Neuroscience Institute Prize, Dalhousie University
2001 Dr. W. K. Honig Prize in Psychology, Dalhousie University
Chapman, H.A., Johannes, K., Poppenk, J.L., Moscovitch, M. & Anderson, A.K. (In press).
Evidence for the differential salience of disgust and fear in episodic memory. Journal
of Experimental Psychology: General.
Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (In press). Things rank and gross in nature: A review and
synthesis of moral disgust. Psychological Bulletin.
Chapman, H.A & Anderson, A.K. (2012). Understanding disgust. Annals of the New York
Academy of Sciences: The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience, 1251, 62-76. Invited
Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (2011). Varieties of moral emotional experience. Emotion
Review, 3, 255-257.
Chapman, H.A. & Anderson, A.K. (2011). Response to commentary by Royzman and
Kurzban. Emotion Review, 3, 272-273.
Chapman, H.A., Woltering, S., Lamm, C. & Lewis, M. (2010). Hearts and minds:
Coordination of neurocognitive and cardiovascular regulation in children and
adolescents. Biological Psychology, 84, 296-303.
Chapman, H.A., Bernier, D. & Rusak, B. (2010). MRI-related anxiety levels change within
and between repeated scanning sessions. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 182,
Chapman, H.A., Kim, D.A. Susskind, J.M. & Anderson, A.K. (2009). In bad taste: Evidence
for the oral origins of moral disgust. Science, 323, 1222-6.
Manuscripts In Preparation
Hirsh, J.B., Xu, X., Robinson, J., Chapman, H.A. Anderson, A.K., & Peterson, J.B.
Preferences for order, moral judgment, and disgust sensitivity: Political conservatism
as social immune system. In preparation.
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2012 “Emotional and cognitive contributions to human morality”. UCLA Center for
Behavior, Evolution and Culture Speaker Series.
2010 “From oral to moral”. University of Toronto Interdisciplinary Symposium on the
2009 “Disgust discussed”. Department of Psychology Cognition Group Seminar Series.
Chapman, H.A., Lee, D.L., Susskind, J.M. & Bartlett, M.S. & Anderson, A.K. (2012) The
face of distaste. Poster presented at The Evolution of Disgust workshop, Bielefeld,
Chapman, H.A., Georgescu, T., Ravindran, A., Rector, N., Richter, N. & Anderson, A.K.
(2009) Neurobehavioral correlates of moral hypersensitivity in obsessive-compulsive
disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience,
Chapman, H.A., Kim, D.A., Susskind, J.M. & Anderson, A.K. (2009) In bad taste: Evidence
for the oral origins of moral disgust. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, USA.
Chapman, H.A., Johannes, K. & Anderson, A.K. (2008) Fear and disgust have different
effects on attention and memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the
Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.
Chapman, H.A., Sutrisno, M. & Anderson, A.K. (2007) A bitter pill to swallow: Origins of
disgust in the oral rejection of bitter tastes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of
the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
Chapman, H.A., Bernier, D., Sokolenko, M. & Rusak, B. (2004) MRI-related anxiety and the
reproducibility of MR spectroscopy results. Poster presented at the annual meeting of
the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, St. John’s, Canada.
2006-2008 Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
• Introductory Psychology, Learning and Memory, Sensation and Perception,
Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology.
2003 Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, Dalhousie University
• Cellular and Molecular Biology; awarded the department’s prize for
“Best Teaching Assistant”.
Selected Media Coverage
CBC Radio, National Science Column and Quirks and Quarks; The Globe and Mail; Toronto
Star; CTV, Canada AM; Chicago Tribune; The Australian; The Times of London; US News;
New Scientist; MIT Technology Review (German edition)
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Other Professional Activities and Outreach
Ad-hoc reviewer for Neuroimage, Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, Journal
of Experimental Psychology: General, Social Psychological and Personality Science,
Emotion, Cognition and Emotion, Emotion Review, International Journal of
Co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2010 Walter Gordon Massey Symposium on
Public Policy: “Private emotions, public policy: The role of emotion in determining