Hyemin Han received a University of Alabama Level 1 RGC grant, titled "Why Do Some Stories of Moral Exemplars Increase Prosocial Behavior? —Neuroimaging Study." Here is the abstract for his study:
The proposed research project aims to study when and why people are motivated to emulate moral saints, heroes, and other exemplars by conducting neuroimaging experiments. The proposed research project will examine how different types of moral stories, attainable-relevant versus unattainable-irrelevant stories, differently influence motivational processes associated with moral and prosocial behavior among participants at the behavioral and neural levels. By comparing behavioral and neural influences between different types of moral stories, I intend to consider which type of moral stories can effectively promote prosocial motivation.
Congrats to Dr. Han for this great accomplishment!