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Disgust Predicts Non-consequentialistic Moral Attitudes

Erlandsson, Arvid LU (2012) In Educational Studies 54. p.133-144
Abstract
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.
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Disgust-sensitivity, Individual differences, Moral attitudes, Consequentialism, Retributive punishment
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133 - 144
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International Christian University Publications 1-A
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Erlandsson, Arvid},
  issn         = {0452-3318},
  keyword      = {Disgust-sensitivity,Individual differences,Moral attitudes,Consequentialism,Retributive punishment},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {133--144},
  publisher    = {International Christian University Publications 1-A},
  series       = {Educational Studies},
  title        = {Disgust Predicts Non-consequentialistic Moral Attitudes},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2012},
}