Diagnostic value underlies asymmetric updating of impressions in the morality and ability domains.


While positive behavioral information is diagnostic when evaluating a person's abilities, negative information is diagnostic when evaluating morality. Although social psychology has considered these two domains as orthogonal and distinct from one another, we demonstrate that this asymmetry in diagnosticity can be explained by a single parsimonious principle… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2334-13.2013


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