This study was conducted to assess the association between implicit biases and moral decision making. Implicit biases can control how we treat people and who we choose to associate ourselves with. We sought to determine if triggering those biases would cause a quantitative increase in moral decision making. We asked participants in the experimental group to complete the Implicit Association Test (IAT; Greenwald, Banajo, & Nosek, 1998a), two parts of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire (Graham, Haidt, & Nosek, 2008) and a demographics questionnaire. No statistically significant differences were found in control vs experimental groups in terms of their morality scores but there was a statistically significant result in that conservatives scored higher than did liberals on the moral of obedience, while everyone scored the highest on the moral of fairness.
Baylie Fowler and Tommi Donnelly-Julian
"Moral Decision Making,"
Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss21/3
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