Joanna Darrow Corey

Elisa Ruiz Tada
PhD Student
Office 55.128

I have a BA in Spanish with a minor in Italian, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Language Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts, and another in Cognitive Science and Language.
My previous research has included crosslinguistic interference in foreign language speech production, and the comprehension of foreign language speech that conveys real world information. I have conducted studies employing both behavioral techniques and those involved in electroencephalography (ERPs).
At present, my research is focused on the effect that processing information in a foreign language, compared to a native one, has on decision making. We are currently carrying out many studies investigating how and why the use of a foreign language affects moral, and to a lesser extent economic, judgments.


Foucart A, Hayakawa S, Corey JD, Barr DJ, Aparici M, Costa A, et al. Changing languages changes moral choices: The role of outcomes. Cognition. Submitted.
Costa A, Corey JD, Hayakawa S, Aparici M, Vives M-, Keysar B. The role of intentions and outcomes in the foreign language effect on moral judgements. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. In Press.
Bereby-Meyer Y, Hayakawa S, Shalvi S, Corey JD, Costa A, Keysar B. Honesty speaks a second language. SSRN. 2017.
Hayakawa S, Tannenbaum D, Costa A, Corey JD, Boaz K. Thinking more or feeling less? Explaining the foreign language effect on moral judgment. Psychological Science. 2017:1-11.
Costa A, Vives M-, Corey JD. On language processing shaping decision-making. Current Directions Psychological Science. 2017;26(2):146-51.
Corey JD, Hayakawa S, Foucart A, Aparici M, Botella J, Costa A, et al. Our moral choices are foreign to us. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 2017;43(1).
Romero-Rivas C, Corey JD, Garcia X, Thierry G, Martin CD, Costa A. World knowledge and novel information integration during L2 speech comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 2016;31(2):206-16.
Corey JD, Costa A. El efecto de user una lengua extranjera sobre las decisiones morales. Ciencia Cognitiva. 2015;9(3):57-60.
Corey JD, Costa A. The foreign language effect on moral decisions. Ciencia Cognitiva. 2015;9(3):53-6.