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The emotional dog and its rational tail: a social intuitionist approach to moral judgment.
  • J. Haidt
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological review
  • 1 October 2001
TLDR
The author gives 4 reasons for considering the hypothesis that moral reasoning does not cause moral judgment; rather, moral reasoning is usually a post hoc construction, generated after a judgment has been reached. Expand
Liberals and conservatives rely on different sets of moral foundations.
TLDR
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. Expand
The moral emotions.
Morality dignifies and elevates. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God said "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil" (Gen. 3:22). In many of the world's religiousExpand
Mapping the moral domain.
TLDR
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. Expand
Individual differences in sensitivity to disgust: A scale sampling seven domains of disgust elicitors
We describe the development of a reliable measure of individual differences in disgust sensitivity. The 32-item Disgust Scale includes 2 true-false and 2 disgust-rating items for each of 7 domains ofExpand
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 justiceExpand
The New Synthesis in Moral Psychology
  • J. Haidt
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 18 May 2007
TLDR
A fourth principle is proposed to guide future research: Morality is about more than harm and fairness, and more research is needed on the collective and religious parts of the moral domain, such as loyalty, authority, and spiritual purity. Expand
Moral Foundations Theory: The Pragmatic Validity of Moral Pluralism
Where does morality come from? Why are moral judgments often so similar across cultures, yet sometimes so variable? Is morality one thing, or many? Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) was created toExpand
Intuitive ethics: how innately prepared intuitions generate culturally variable virtues
maps embellished with fantastical beasts, sixteenth-century wonder chambers 1⁄2lled with natural and technological marvels, even late-twentieth-century supermarket tabloids–all attest to the humanExpand
The CAD triad hypothesis: a mapping between three moral emotions (contempt, anger, disgust) and three moral codes (community, autonomy, divinity).
TLDR
Students in the United States and Japan were presented with descriptions of situations that involve 1 of the types of moral violations and asked to assign either an appropriate facial expression or an appropriate word (contempt, anger, disgust, or their translations) which generally supported the CAD triad hypothesis. Expand
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