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Emotion and social motivation in university students´ real life moral dilemmas

Björklund, Fredrik LU (2002) In Lund Psychological Reports Vol 3 no 1.
Abstract
Studied the relationship between motivation and approaches to moral decision-making, and the emotions experienced in moral dilemmas. 44 students were interviewed about a dilemma they had faced. Intimacy was related to a preference for making decisions after having consulted others and to being open to their values and norms, whereas achievement was related to consequence-oriented reasoning and concrete construal of moral problems. When asked to relive their moral dilemma, participants scored lower than their baseline level on a mood questionnaire, females scoring lower than the males. Possible implications of emotion on cognitive processes involved in solving moral dilemmas are discussed.
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emotion, decision making, motivation, moral dilemmas
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Vol 3 no 1
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Department of Psychology, Lund University
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English
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  author       = {Björklund, Fredrik},
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  series       = {Lund Psychological Reports},
  title        = {Emotion and social motivation in university students´ real life moral dilemmas},
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