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Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response
Evidence from a selection of research topics relevant to pandemics is discussed, including work on navigating threats, social and cultural influences on behaviour, science communication, moral decision-making, leadership, and stress and coping. Expand
Moral conviction: another contributor to attitude strength or something more?
Results supported the moral mandate hypothesis: Stronger moral conviction led to greater preferred social and physical distance from attitudinally dissimilar others, and a greater inability to generate procedural solutions to resolve disagreements. Expand
Corporate social responsibility as a source of employee satisfaction
Corporate social responsibility has received an increasing amount of attention from practitioners and scholars alike in recent years. However, very little is known about whether or how corporateExpand
The Psychology of Moral Conviction
This paper reviews current theory and research that indicates that attitudes held with strong moral conviction (‘moral mandates’) represent something psychologically distinct from other constructsExpand
Social and cognitive strategies for coping with accountability: conformity, complexity, and bolstering.
This experiment tested predictions derived from a social contingency model of judgment and choice that identifies 3 distinctive strategies that people rely on in dealing with demands forExpand
Of Different Minds: An Accessible Identity Model of Justice Reasoning
  • L. Skitka
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 November 2003
An accessible identity nodel of justice reasoning is introduced to explain when people become concerned about justice and how they define what is fair or unfair once justice concerns are activated and generates novel hypotheses about how identity threat may lead to motivated perceptions off airness or unfairness. Expand
Dispositions, scripts, or motivated correction? Understanding ideological differences in explanations for social problems.
Results were most consistent with the motivated correction explanation, and shed further light on the cognitive strategies and motivational priorities of liberals and conservatives. Expand
Do the Means Always Justify the Ends, or Do the Ends Sometimes Justify the Means? A Value Protection Model of Justice Reasoning
This study explored whether personal identity concerns relate in important ways to how people decide whether an event is fair or unfair. Because moral mandates are selective expressions of valuesExpand
Confrontational and Preventative Policy Responses to Terrorism: Anger Wants a Fight and Fear Wants "Them" to Go Away
This study used a nationally representative sample (N = 550) to test factors that predicted support for a confrontational (an expanded War on Terror) and a defensive public policy (deporting variousExpand