Piercarlo Valdesolo, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology


Selected Research and Publications

  • Valdesolo, P. & DeSteno, D.A. (2006). Manipulations of Emotional Context Shape Moral Decision Making. Psychological Science, 17 (6), 476-477.
  • Valdesolo, P. & DeSteno, D.A. (2007). Moral Hypocrisy: Social Groups and the Flexibility of Virtue. Psychological Science, 18 (8), 689-690.
  • Valdesolo, P. & DeSteno, D.A. (2011). Synchrony and the Social Tuning of Compassion. Emotion, 11, 262-266.
  • Valdesolo, P. & Graham, J.G. (2014) Awe, Uncertainty and Agency Detection. Psychological Science.
  • Lerner, J., Li, Y., Valdesolo. P, & Kassam, K. (in press) Emotion and Decision Making. Annual Review of Psychology. Vol. 66

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science "Rising Star", 2013.



Piercarlo Valdesolo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: BA Amherst College; MS, PhD Northeastern University
Department: Psychology
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Email: pvaldesolo@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-7825
Fax: (909) 621-8419
Address: Seaman Hall 219
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