I study how people understand themselves and their world. Most of my research is focused on group dynamics, identity, health, and information diffusion/transmission in networks. I am particularly interested in LGBTQ+ populations. See my CV or Google Scholar profile for more information.

Journal Articles




Brady, W.J., Wills, J.A., Burkart, D., Jost, J. T., & Van Bavel, J.J. (2018). An ideological asymmetry in the diffusion of moralized content among political elites. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, in press.


Ha, O. R., Bruce, A. S., Pruitt, S. W., Cherry, J. B. C., Smith, T. R., Burkart, D., Bruce, J. M. & Lim, S. L. (2016). Healthy eating decisions require efficient dietary self-control in children: A mouse-tracking food decision study. Appetite, 105, 575-581.

Conference Papers

Brady, W.J., Wills, J., Burkart, D., Jost, J., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2018, July). Ideological asymmetry in social media influence: Republicans gain greater information diffusion from appeals to morality and emotion. International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP).


Brady, W.J., Wills, J., Burkart, D., Jost, J., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2018, May). Ideological asymmetry in social media influence: Republicans gain greater information diffusion from appeals to morality and emotion. New Directions and Perspectives on Moral Intuitions Symposium. Association for Psychological Science (APS).


Brady, W.J., Wills, J., Burkart, D., Jost, J., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2018, March). Moral Contagion: Echo chambers, source effects and behavioral consequences. #Outrage! Understanding the spread of Moral Ideas in Online Social Interactions Symposium. Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Conference Posters

Burkart, D., Wills, J., Brady, W., Van Bavel, J. (2017). Morality, Emotionality, and Social Network Structures of Political Twitter Users. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.


Ha, O. R., Bruce, A. S., Pruitt, S. W., Cherry J. B. C., Smith T. R., Burkart, D., Bruce, J. M., & Seung-Lark Lim (2016). Healthy Eating Decisions Require Efficient Inhibitory Self-Control in Children: A Mouse-Tracking Food Decision Study. Poster presented at the fourth congress of Flux: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Saint Louis, Missouri.


Smith, T. R., Bruce, A. S, Haghnegahdar, M., Burkart, D., Francisco, A. J., Cherry, J. B. C., Ha, O. R., Bruce, J. M., & Seung-Lark Lim (2015). Child-parent food decision disagreement in obese and lean children. Poster presented at ObesityWeek 2015, Los Angeles, California.

Non-Academic Publications

Burkart, D. (2017). Whose Votes Count? State Demographics and Election Qualities. VividCivic.