questions at the intersection of psychology with law and politics. With
Joseph Sanders and Lawrence Solan, he is investigating the degree
to which ordinary people think that moral wrongfulness should be a
requirement for civil liability. With Dominic Packer, he is examining
the role of cooperative affordances in promoting intergroup trust.
He is also studying lay attitudes toward sentencing judgments
across countries and in relation to victimless crimes.
Kugler received his BA in psychology and political science from
Williams College in 2005. He then
completed a Ph.D. in Psychology and
Social Policy at Princeton University under the supervision of Drs.
Cooper and John Darley in 2010. Following his graduation, he was a
postdoc and adjunct instructor in psychology at Lehigh University in
Bethlehem and is now a student at the University of Chicago Law