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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Moral Development

Take with a grain of salt:

The study by Jared Piazza of the University of Pennsylvania and Paulo Sousa of Queen’s University Belfast, which included a total of 688 participants, found religious individuals and political conservatives consistently invoked deontological ethics. In other words, they judged the morality of actions based on a universal rule such as, “You should not kill.” Political liberals, on the other hand, consistently invoked consequentialist ethics, meaning they judged the morality of actions based on their positive or negative outcomes.

Wonder how that matches up to moral development in children (e.g., whether it;s wrong for a poor person to steal bread)?


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June 23, 2013 in Conscience | Permalink


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Oh, I wrote on that one too.


I looked at the abstract and their questionnaire, it was bull shit.

Posted by: Anthony McCarthy | Jun 23, 2013 2:53:34 PM

Shocking! Thanks for doing the dirty work.

Posted by: NTodd Pritsky | Jun 23, 2013 3:44:57 PM

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