Arber Tasimi

Assistant Professor

Office: PAIS 399

Phone: 404-727-1213

Fax: 404-727-0372


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322


Dr. Arber Tasimi received his B.A. in Psychology with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 where he graduated summa cum laude. He then attended Yale University, earning his Ph.D. in 2017. Dr. Tasimi held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University from 2017-2020 and joined the Department of Psychology at Emory University as an Assistant Professor in 2020.


  • PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology II


Dr. Tasimi is a developmental psychologist with broad interests in cognitive psychology, social psychology, behavioral economics, and affective science. His research aims to uncover the emergence of moral decision-making and to discover how and why people differ in their moral thinking of behavior. To approach these issues, his lab studies how moral decision-making unfolds over real time and developmental time. By illuminating how moral decision-making emerges as motivated behavior that reflects the interaction of developmental, cognitive, social, and affective processes, the ultimate promise of his research program is to inform practices––at the level of parents, teachers, and institutions––aimed at encouraging goodness and discouraging badness. 

Read more about Dr. Tasimi's Morality and Development Lab