Kathryn B. Francis PhD




  • Laakasuo, M., Kunnari, A., Rauhala, S., Drosinou, M., Halonen, J., Lehtonen, N., Koverola, M., Repo, M., Sundvall, J., Visala, A., Francis, K. B., & Palomäki, J. (2022). Moral Psychology of Nursing Robots: Exploring the Role of Robots in Dilemmas of Patient Autonomy. European Journal of Social Psychology, doi:10.1002/ejsp.2890 (in production)

  • Francis, K. B. & McNabb, C. B. (2022). Moral decision-making during COVID-19: Moral judgements, moralisation, and everyday behaviour. Frontiers in Psychology, doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.769177

  • Francis, K. B., Gummerum, M., Ganis, G., Howard, I. S., & Terbeck, S. (2019). Alcohol, empathy, and morality: acute effects of alcohol consumption on affective empathy and moral decision-making . Psychopharmacology, doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05314-z

  • Francis, K. B., Beaman, P., & Hansen, N. (2019). Stakes, scales, and skepticism. Ergo, In Press

  • Francis, K. B., Gummerum, M., Ganis, G., Howard, I. S., & Terbeck, S. (2018). Virtual morality in the helping professions: Simulated action and resilience. British Journal of Psychology, 109, 442-465. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12276

  • Francis, K. B., Terbeck, S., Briazu, R, A., Haines, A., Gummerum, M., Ganis, G., & Howard, I. S. (2017). Simulating moral actions: An investigation of personal force in virtual moral dilemmas. Scientific Reports, 7. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13909-9. PRESS AWARD (Scientific Reports Top 100)

  • Francis, K. B., Howard, C., Howard, I., Gummerum, M., Ganis, G., Anderson, G., & Terbeck, S. (2016). Virtual morality: Transitioning from moral judgment to moral action? Plos One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164374. PRESS


  • Muda, R., Pienkosz, D., Francis, K. B., & Bialek, M. (2020). The moral foreign language effect is stable across presentation modalities. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, doi: 10.1177/1747021820935072. Read here.

  • Hansen, N., Porter, J. D., & Francis, K. B., (2019). A corpus study of 'know': On the verification of philosophers' frequency claims about language . Episteme, doi:10.1017/epi.2019.15

  • Francis, K. B.*, Haines, A.*, & Briazu, R. A.* (2017). Thinkering through experiments: Nurturing transdisciplinary approaches to the design of testing tools [Special Issue]. AVANT, 8, 107–115. doi: 10.26913/80s02017.0111.0011

  • Oztop, P.*, Loesche, F.*, Maranan, D. S.*, Francis, K. B.*, Tyagi, V., & Torre, I. (2017). (Not so) dangerous liaisons: A framework for evaluating collaborative research projects [Special Issue]. AVANT, 8, 167–179. doi: 10.26913/80s02017.0111.0016


  • Loesche, F., & Francis, K. B. (2020). Creativity and Destruction. In Runco, M. and Pritzker, S. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd Edition, vol. 1. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 239-245. ISBN: 9780128156148

  • Torre, I., Łucznik, K., Francis, K. B., Maranan, D. S., Loesche, F., Figueroa Jr., R. B., Sakuta, A., Zaksaite, T. (2019). Openness across disciplines: Reflecting on the ColLaboratoire summer school. Forthcoming in: Conrad, D. and Prinsloo, P. (Eds), Ecologies of Open: Inclusion, Intersections, and Interstices in Education.

  • Terbeck, S., & Francis, K. B., (2018). We should if we could, but we cant. Experimental problems with moral enhancement. In: Hauskeller, M. (Ed.), Moral Enhancement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


  • Francis, K. B. (2015, October). [Review of the book Making mind: Moral sense and consciousness in philosophy, science, and literature, by G. F. Tague]. Leonardo, 48, 493-494.

  • Briazu, R.A*., Francis, K. B*., & Haines, A*. (2016). The affective embodiment of testing tools and their influence on experimental outcomes. Proceedings of Off The Lip 2015, p. 21-34. https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk//handle/10026.1/4271