Moral psychology is relationship regulation: moral motives for unity, hierarchy, equality, and proportionality.

@article{Rai2011MoralPI,
  title={Moral psychology is relationship regulation: moral motives for unity, hierarchy, equality, and proportionality.},
  author={Tage S. Rai and Alan Page Fiske},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2011},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={
          57-75
        }
}
Genuine moral disagreement exists and is widespread. To understand such disagreement, we must examine the basic kinds of social relationships people construct across cultures and the distinct moral obligations and prohibitions these relationships entail. We extend relational models theory (Fiske, 1991) to identify 4 fundamental and distinct moral motives. Unity is the motive to care for and support the integrity of in-groups by avoiding or eliminating threats of contamination and providing aid… 

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