What we say and what we do: The relationship between real and hypothetical moral choices

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Moral ideals are strongly ingrained within society and individuals alike, but actual moral choices are profoundly influenced by tangible rewards and consequences. Across two studies we show that real moral decisions can dramatically contradict moral choices made in hypothetical scenarios (Study 1). However, by systematically enhancing the contextual… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.02.001

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