Under Review

21  De Freitas & Alvarez. Potential traits and personal identity. PsyArXiv

20  De Freitas, J., Anthony, S. E., Censi, A., Frazzoli, E., & Alvarez, G. A. Doubting driverless dilemmas: Towards behavioral diagnostics for autonomous vehicles. PsyArXiv.

19  Kim, K. H., De Freitas, J., Haber, N., Sano, M. & Yamins, D. L. K. Building social agents with causally-aware progress-driven curiosity. Under review. 

18  De Freitas, J., Rips, L., & Alvarez, G. A. The limit of personal identity. PsyArXiv  [supp. materials]

17  Gan, C., Schwartz, J., Alter, S., Schrimpf, M., Traer, J., De Freitas, J., Bhandwaldar, A., Sano, M., Kim, K. H., Wang, E., Mrowca, D., Lingelbach, M., Curtis, A., Feigelis, K., Haber, N., Gutfreund, D., Cox, D., DiCarlo, J., McDermott, J., Tenenbaum, J., Yamins, D. L. K. ThreeDWorld: A Platform for interactive multi-modal physical simulation. Under review. 


16  De Freitas, J., Thomas, K. A., DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2019) Common knowledge, coordination, and strategic mentalizing in human social life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

15  De Freitas, J., DeScioli, P., Thomas, K. A., & Pinker, S. (2019). Maimonides' Ladder: States of mutual knowledge and the perception of charitability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(1), 158–173. [supp. materials]




14  De Freitas, J., & Cikara, M, Grossmann, I., & Schlegel, R. (2018). Moral goodness is the essence of personal identity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(9), 739–740. [This is a reply to a letter by Starmans & Bloom. The main link also includes their reply to our reply].

13  De Freitas, J., & Alvarez, G. A. (2018). Your visual system provides all the information you need to make moral judgments about generic visual events. Cognition, 178, 133–146.

12  De Freitas, J., & Cikara, M (2018). Deep down my enemy is good: Thinking about the true self reduces intergroup bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 307–316

11  De Freitas, J.*, & Johnson, S.G.B*. (2018). Optimality bias in moral judgment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 149–163. [supp. materials]

10  De Freitas, J., Sarkissian, H., Newman, G. E., Grossman, I., De Brigard, F., Luco, A., & Knobe, J. (2018). Consistent belief in a good true self in misanthropes and three interdependent cultures. Cognitive Science, 42(S1), 134–160. [supp. materials]



9  De Freitas, J., Cikara, M., Grossmann, I., & Schlegel, R. (2017). Origins of the belief in morally good true selves. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(9), 634–636

8  Phillips, J., De Freitas, J., Mott, C., Gruber, J. & Knobe, J. (2017). True happiness: The role of morality in the   concept of happiness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(2),165–181. 

7  De Freitas, J., DeScioli, P., Nemirow, J., Massenkoff, M., & Pinker, S. (2017). Kill or die: Moral judgment           alters linguistic coding of causality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and               Cognition, 43(8), 1173–1182. [supp. materials]

6  DeScioli, P., Karpoff, R., & De Freitas, J. (2017). Ownership dilemmas: The case of finders versus                       landowners. Cognitive Science, 41(S3), 502–522.

5  De Freitas, J., Tobia, K., Newman, J. E., & Knobe, J. (2017). Normative judgments and individual essence.     Cognitive Science, 1551–6709. 



4  De Freitas, J.*, Thomas, K. A.*, DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2016) Recursive mentalizing and common knowledge in the bystander effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General145(5), 621–629.

 De Freitas, J., Myers, N. E., & Nobre, A. C. (2016). Tracking the changing feature of a moving object.  Journal of Vision, 16(3), 1–21. 




2  Newman, J. E., De Freitas, J., and Knobe, J. (2015). Beliefs about the true self explain asymmetries based     on moral judgment. Cognitive Science, 39(1), 96–125. 




1  De Freitas, J., Liverence, B., & Scholl, B. J. (2014). Attentional rhythm: A temporal analogue of object-based attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 71–76.