The Social and Political Implications of Moral Conviction

  title={The Social and Political Implications of Moral Conviction},
  author={Linda J. Skitka and G. Scott Morgan},
  journal={Political Psychology},
Scholars often assume that some issues globally evoke moral reactions, whether these issues are presented as moral dilemmas (e.g., trolley problems) or as controversial issues of the day (e.g., the legal status of abortion). There is considerable individual variation, however, in the degree that people report that their position on specific issues reflects a core moral conviction. This chapter reviews theory and research that explores the role moral conviction plays in predicting people's… Expand
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