Making a moral decision phrased in a non-native language makes people more utilitarian, researchers report. When faced with a moral dilemma phrased in a foreign language, people were more inclined to act toward a common good and express an emotional distance.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study reveals higher levels of testosterone may make people more sensitive to moral norms.
Researchers argue that a child's ability to make a moral judgement has often been substantially underestimated.
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As robots become more autonomous, people will regard them as more responsible for accidental wrongdoing.
Children as young as four are more willing to make personal sacrifices to punish those who do wrong, especially if they believe the punishment will teach the transgressor a lesson.
University of Pennsylvania researchers report people who report higher levels of moral reasoning show increased activity in brain areas associated with reward. The study may improve understanding as to why some people are more likely to engage in prosocial behaviors.
From eroding the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain critical for impulse control, to damaging the dopamine reward system, researchers evaluate the impact of viewing pornography on the brain.