Causal deviance and the attribution of moral responsibility q

  title={Causal deviance and the attribution of moral responsibility q},
  author={David Pizarro and Eric Uhlmann and Paul Bloomb},
Are current theories of moral responsibility missing a factor in the attribution of blame and praise? Four studies demonstrated that even when cause, intention, and outcome (factors generally assumed to be sufficient for the ascription of moral responsibility) are all present, blame and praise are discounted when the factors are not linked together in the usual manner (i.e., cases of ‘‘causal deviance’’). Experiment 4 further demonstrates that this effect of causal deviance is driven by… CONTINUE READING
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