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Disgust Predicts Non-consequentialistic Moral Attitudes

Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 133-144
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Educational Studies
Volym: 54
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: International Christian University Publications 1-A


237 Japanese university-students read nine moral stories based on three moral aspects (absolute rules, absolute loyalty and retributive punishment) and rated which of two endings (one typically consequentialistic and one typically non-consequentialistic) they believed to be morally preferable. Participants also rated themselves on several personality-variables. Disgust-sensitivity, but not cognitive style or anger proneness, significantly predicted non-consequentialistic attitudes in all three aspects. The results suggest that individual differences in disgust-sensitivity not only predict the severity of moral judgments, but also the amount of non-consequentialistic attitudes.



  • Psychology
  • Disgust-sensitivity
  • Individual differences
  • Moral attitudes
  • Consequentialism
  • Retributive punishment


  • ISSN: 0452-3318

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