Morality in everyday life

The science of morality has drawn heavily on well-controlled but artificial laboratory settings

Wilhelm Hofmann; Daniel C. Wisneski; Mark J. Brandt; Linda J. Skitka

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • The science of morality has drawn heavily on well-controlled but artificial laboratory settings
  • Religious and nonreligious participants did not differ in the likelihood or quality of committed moral and immoral acts
  • Being the target of moral or immoral deeds had the strongest impact on happiness, whereas committing moral or immoral deeds had the strongest impact on sense of purpose
  • Morality science may benefit from a closer look at the antecedents, dynamics, and consequences of everyday moral experience

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