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Liberals and conservatives rely on different sets of moral foundations.
Across 4 studies using multiple methods, liberals consistently showed greater endorsement and use of the Harm/care and Fairness/reciprocity foundations compared to the other 3 foundations, whereas conservatives endorsed and used the 5 foundations more equally.
Mapping the moral domain.
The Moral Foundations Questionnaire is developed on the basis of a theoretical model of 5 universally available (but variably developed) sets of moral intuitions and convergent/discriminant validity evidence suggests that moral concerns predict personality features and social group attitudes not previously considered morally relevant.
When Morality Opposes Justice: Conservatives Have Moral Intuitions that Liberals may not Recognize
Researchers in moral psychology and social justice have agreed that morality is about matters of harm, rights, and justice. On this definition of morality, conservative opposition to social justice
Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science
A large-scale assessment suggests that experimental reproducibility in psychology leaves a lot to be desired, and correlational tests suggest that replication success was better predicted by the strength of original evidence than by characteristics of the original and replication teams.
Beyond Beliefs: Religions Bind Individuals Into Moral Communities
  • J. Graham, J. Haidt
  • Psychology
    Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 20 January 2010
The authors argue that social psychology can best contribute to scholarship on religion by being relentlessly social, and begin with a social-functionalist approach in which beliefs, rituals, and other aspects of religious practice are best understood as means of creating a moral community.
Understanding Libertarian Morality: The Psychological Dispositions of Self-Identified Libertarians
Across 16 measures in a large web-based sample that included 11,994 self-identified libertarians, libertarian values showed convergent relationships with libertarian emotional dispositions and social preferences, adding to a growing recognition of the role of personality differences in the organization of political attitudes.
Above and Below Left–Right: Ideological Narratives and Moral Foundations
Why do people vary in their views of human nature and their visions of the good society? Why do many people categorize themselves as “liberal,” “conservative,” “libertarian,” “socialist,” and so on?
Social Ecology
  • S. Oishi, J. Graham
  • Psychology
    Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 July 2010
It is demonstrated that economic systems, political systems, religious systems, climates, and geography exert a distal yet important influence on human mind and behavior.