Manipulations of Emotional Context Shape Moral Judgment

  title={Manipulations of Emotional Context Shape Moral Judgment},
  author={Piercarlo Valdesolo and David DeSteno},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={476 - 477}
Recent work in psychology and neuroscience has revealed that moral judgments are often mediated by two classes of brain processes (Greene, Nystrom, Engell, Darley, & Cohen, 2004; Greene, Sommerville, Nystrom, Darley, & Cohen, 2001; Haidt, 2001). One class, probably reflecting earlier evolutionary development, consists of processes that automatically alter hedonic states in response to specific types of socially relevant stimuli. A second class consists of more domain-general, effortful… 

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