If it makes you feel bad, don't do it! Egoistic rather than altruistic empathy modulates neural and behavioral responses in moral dilemmas.

@article{Sarlo2014IfIM,
  title={If it makes you feel bad, don't do it! Egoistic rather than altruistic empathy modulates neural and behavioral responses in moral dilemmas.},
  author={Michela Sarlo and Lorella Lotto and Rino Rumiati and Daniela Palomba},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={130},
  pages={127-34}
}
According to Greene et al.'s dual-process theory, the differential involvement of emotional processes would explain the different patterns of moral judgments people typically produce when faced with Trolley- and Footbridge-type dilemmas. As a relevant factor, dispositional empathy is known to motivate prosocial behaviors, thus playing a central role in moral judgment and behavior. The present study was aimed at investigating how behavioral and neural correlates of moral decision-making are… CONTINUE READING
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