Congress final program

The organizing committee of the first “International Congress on Ethics in Science and Technology” is excited to announce the final program. Please take your time to explore the program and find out about the diverse and interesting sessions available. To view a downloadable version of the program please click here

Congress Poster


Important Dates and Deadlines

Congress Date: December 4-8, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 22, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

Prof. Azim Sharrif

Azim F. Shariff

Associate  Professor

Department of Psychology and Social Behavior

University of California Irvine

Phone: 541.222.9354        Email:    URL:


Select  Appointments and  Education

2017               Associate Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior. Universityof California, Irvine.

2010-2016     Assistant Professor of Psychology. University ofOregon.

2012               VisitingAssistant Professor. New York University, Abu Dhabi.

2004-2010     Ph.D,M.A.  Psychology.  University of  British Columbia.

1999-2004     B.Sc.  Psychology.  University ofToronto.



Select Honors,Awards and Scholarships


2015     Rising Star - Association for Psychological Science 

2014     Rippey Award for Innovative Teaching - University of Oregon   

2014    Michael Posner Faculty Award - University of Oregon

2013    Big Questions in Free Will Essay Prize (for    Shariff    &    Vohs,    2014)   

2012    Margaret Gorman Early Career Award- APA Division 36 

2011    Excellence in Research Dissertation Award-Canadian Psychological Association



Select Journal Publications 

Shariff, A .Rahwan, I., Bonnefon,J.F.(in    press).Psychological roadblocks to  the    adoption of self-driving cars. Nature Human Behavior.


Bonnefon, J.F, Shariff,  A .F.,    & Rahwan, I. (2016). The Social Dilemma of  Autonomous Vehicles.  Science,  352    (6293). 1573-1576


Shariff,A . F. (2015).Does Religion Increase Moral Behavior?    Current Opinion in Psychology,6,108-113.


Shariff,A . F. ,Willard,A.K., Andersen, T.    & Norenzayan, A.(2015). Religious Priming:A meta-analysis with a focus on religious    prosociality. Personality and Social  Psychology Review.


Shariff, A.F. ,Piazza,J.,&    Kramer, S.R. (2014).Morality and the Religious Mind: Why theists and nontheists    differ.  Trends in Cognitive Science, 18(9),439-441.


Shariff, A.F. ,Greene, J.D.,    Karremans,J.C., Luguri,J., Clark,C. J.,Schooler, J.W., Baumeister,R.F. & Vohs,K.D.    (2014).Free Will and Punishment: A Mechanistic View of Human  Nature Reduces    Retribution.Psychological Science, 25(8), 1563-1570.


Gervais,W. M.,Shariff, A.F. &    Norenzayan, A. (2011).Do You Believe in  Atheists?Trust and anti-atheist    prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101,1189-1206


Shariff,A.F. (2011).    Big  Gods  Are Made For Big Groups: Commentary onMurray & Schloss.Religion,    Brain & Behavior,1,89-93.


Shariff,A.F. ,& Norenzayan,A.(2011).Mean Gods Make    Good People.International Journal for the Psychology of Religion,21, 85–96. 


Norenzayan, A.& Shariff, A.F. (2008)The Origin and Evolution of Religious    Prosociality. Science,322(5898),58-62.


Shariff, A.F. , & Norenzayan, A. (2007).God is watching you: Supernatural agent concepts increase prosocial behavior in an anonymous    economic game.Psychological Science,18, 803-809.