A constructionist review of morality and emotions: no evidence for specific links between moral content and discrete emotions.

@article{Cameron2015ACR,
  title={A constructionist review of morality and emotions: no evidence for specific links between moral content and discrete emotions.},
  author={Crissey D Cameron and Kristen A. Lindquist and Kurt Gray},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={371-94}
}
Morality and emotions are linked, but what is the nature of their correspondence? Many "whole number" accounts posit specific correspondences between moral content and discrete emotions, such that harm is linked to anger, and purity is linked to disgust. A review of the literature provides little support for these specific morality-emotion links. Moreover, any apparent specificity may arise from global features shared between morality and emotion, such as affect and conceptual content. These… CONTINUE READING
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