A cognitive developmental approach to morality: investigating the psychopath

@article{Blair1995ACD,
  title={A cognitive developmental approach to morality: investigating the psychopath},
  author={R. Blair},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1995},
  volume={57},
  pages={1-29}
}
  • R. Blair
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
Various social animal species have been noted to inhibit aggressive attacks when a conspecific displays submission cues. Blair (1993) has suggested that humans possess a functionally similar mechanism which mediates the suppression of aggression in the context of distress cues. He has suggested that this mechanism is a prerequisite for the development of the moral/conventional distinction; the consistently observed distinction in subject's judgments between moral and conventional transgressions… Expand
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