Groups as moral anchors

@article{Ellemers2015GroupsAM,
  title={Groups as moral anchors},
  author={N. Ellemers and J. V. D. Toorn},
  journal={Current opinion in psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={189-194}
}
Morality indicates what is the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ way to behave. However, what people see as moral can shift, depending on defining norms and distinctive features of the groups to which they belong. Acting in ways that are considered ‘moral’ by the group secures inclusion and elicits respect from others who are important to the self. Morality is a central feature of group membership. This helps explain how moral considerations regulate the behavior of individuals in groups, and when this… Expand

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