How serious are expressions of protected values?

@article{Baron2000HowSA,
  title={How serious are expressions of protected values?},
  author={Jonathan Baron and Saul S. Leshner},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          183-94
        }
}
  • J. Baron, S. Leshner
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Political Science
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Applied
People think that some things that they value should be protected from trade-offs with other things. For example, people think that no economic gain is great enough to justify clear-cutting old-growth forest. The authors probed the stability of these protected values (PVs) in several ways. Subjects were asked to think of counterexamples, and this had some effect on PVs. Subjects were then asked how they would resolve conflicts between 2 PVs. Resolutions did not differ from those between other… 

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