David Pizarro's keynotes focus mainly on the psychology of moral judgment and how certain emotions such as disgust can affect what one does when they the act is committed.
As an Associate Professor at Cornell University's Psychology department, Pizarro's research hones in on moral and behavioral development and has published over 20 articles, scientifically explaining how emotions affect judgment.
The psychology professor is especially interested in the biases that affect moral responsibility. Although he focuses on specific emotions like anger and fear in his studies, disgust seems to be the most influentially dominant emotion. In David Pizarro's keynotes, he reveals how the disgust factor and its associations play important roles in how people's thoughts are altered based on their surroundings, which can ultimately affect the way they act towards socio-moral ideas like homosexuality as well as vote patterns.