Tag Archives: Moral

Empathy and moral emotions in post-apartheid South Africa

Moral emotions elicited in response to others’ suffering are mediated by empathy and affect how we respond to their pain. South Africa provides a unique opportunity to study group processes given its racially divided past. The present study seeks insights … Continue reading

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Moral reasoning associated with activity in the human brain’s reward system

Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain’s frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of rest and while performing a sequential risk taking and decision making task according to a new study. The … Continue reading

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Children’s Moral Judgement

New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children’s ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated. “The long-held claim has been that young children judge according to the outcome of an event, rather than … Continue reading

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