The mismeasure of morals: Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

@article{Bartels2011TheMO,
  title={The mismeasure of morals: Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas},
  author={Daniel M. Bartels and David A Pizarro},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={121},
  pages={154-161}
}
Researchers have recently argued that utilitarianism is the appropriate framework by which to evaluate moral judgment, and that individuals who endorse non-utilitarian solutions to moral dilemmas (involving active vs. passive harm) are committing an error. We report a study in which participants responded to a battery of personality assessments and a set of dilemmas that pit utilitarian and non-utilitarian options against each other. Participants who indicated greater endorsement of utilitarian… 
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