Description

This volume presents a variety of perspectives from within and outside moral psychology.  Recently there has been an explosion of research in moral psychology, but it is one of the subfields most in need of bridge-building, both within and across areas.  Interests in moral phenomena have spawned several separate lines of research that appear to address similar concerns from a variety of perspectives.  The contributions to this volume examine key theoretical and empirical issues these perspectives share that connect these issues with the broader base of theory and research in social and cognitive psychology.

 

The first two chapters discuss the role of mental representation in moral judgment and reasoning.  Sloman, Fernbach, and Ewing argue that causal models are the canonical representational medium underlying moral reasoning, and Mikhail offers an account that makes use of linguistic structures and implicates legal concepts.  Bilz and Nadler follow with a discussion of the ways in which laws, which are typically construed in terms of affecting behavior, exert an influence on moral attitudes, cognition, and emotions.

 

Baron and Ritov follow with a discussion of how people's moral cognition is often driven by law-like rules that forbid actions and suggest that value-driven judgment is relatively less concerned by the consequences of those actions than some normative standards would prescribe.  Iliev et al. argue that moral cognition makes use of both rules and consequences, and review a number of laboratory studies that suggest that values influence what captures our attention, and that attention is a powerful determinant of judgment and preference.  Ginges follows with a discussion of how these value-related processes influence cognition and behavior outside the laboratory, in high-stakes, real-world conflicts.

 

Two subsequent chapters discuss further building bloc

Readership

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Causal Models: The Representational Infrastructure for Moral Judgment

Steven A. Sloman, Philip M. Fernbach, and Scott Ewing

 

Chapter 2

Moral Grammar and Intuitive Jurisprudence: A Formal Model of Unconscious Moral and Legal Knowledge

John Mikhail

 

Chapter 3

Law, Psychology, and Morality

Kenworthey Bilz and Janice Nadler

 

Chapter 4

Protected Values and Omission Bias as Deontological Judgments

Jonathan Baron and Ilana Ritov

 

Chapter 5

Attending to Moral Values

Rumen Iliev, Sonya Sachdeva, Daniel M. Bartels, Craig Joseph, Satoru Suzuki, and Douglas L. Medin

 

Chapter 6

Noninstrumental Reasoning over Sacred Values: An Indonesian Case Study

Jeremy Ginges and Scott Atran

 

Chapter 7

Development and Dual Processes in Moral Reasoning: A Fuzzy-trace Theory Approach

Valerie F. Reyna and Wanda Casillas

 

Chapter 8

Moral Identity, Moral Functioning, and the Development of Moral Character

Darcia Narvaez and Daniel K. Lapsley

 

Chapter 9

"Fools Rush In": A JDM Perspective on the Role of Emotions in Decisions, Moral and Otherwise

 

Chapter 10

Motivated Moral Reasoning

Peter H. Ditto, David A. Pizarro, and David Tannenbaum

 

Chapter 11

In the Mind of the Perceiver: Psychological Implications of Moral Conviction

Christopher W. Bauman and Linda J. Skitka

 

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080922775
Print ISBN:
9780123744883
Print ISBN:
9780323164818

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