Are Moral Intuitions Heritable?

  title={Are Moral Intuitions Heritable?},
  author={Kevin Smith and Peter K. Hatemi},
  journal={Human Nature},
Two prominent theoretical frameworks in moral psychology, Moral Foundations and Dual Process Theory, share a broad foundational assumption that individual differences in human morality are dispositional and in part due to genetic variation. The only published direct test of heritability, however, found little evidence of genetic influences on moral judgments using instrumentation approaches associated with Moral Foundations Theory. This raised questions about one of the core assumptions… 
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