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  • The Moral Problem of Health Disparities (2011)

    By Cynthia M. Jones Health disparities exist along lines of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic class in US society. I argue that we should work to eliminate these health disparities because their existence is a moral wrong that needs to be addressed. Health disparities are morally wrong because they exemplify...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • A Conceptual and Computational Model of Moral Decision Making in Human and Artificial Agents (2011)

    By Wendell Wallach, Stan Franklin, and Colin Allen Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in general, comprehensive models of human cognition. Such models aim to explain higher-order cognitive faculties, such as deliberation and planning. Given a computational representation, the validity...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • When the Future Feels Worse than the Past: A Temporal Inconsistency in Moral Judgment (2010)

    by Eugene Caruso Abstract: Logically, an unethical behavior performed yesterday should also be unethical if performed tomorrow. However, the present studies suggest that the timing of a transgression has a systematic effect on people's beliefs about its moral acceptability. Because people's emotional...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Moral Psychology Must Not Be Based on Faith and Hope: Commentary on Narvaez (2010) (2010)

    By Johnathan Haidt An excerpt: Narvaez (2010, this issue) calls for a moral psychology in which reasoning and intuitions are equal partners. But empirical research on the power of implicit processes and on the weakness of everyday reasoning indicates that the partnership is far from equal. The ancient...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Children's Conscience During Toddler and Preschool Years, Moral Self, and a Competent, Adaptive Developmental Trajectory (2010)

    By Kochanska, Grazyna; Koenig, Jamie L.; Barry, Robin A.; Kim, Sanghag; and Yoon, Jeung Eun. Abstract: We investigated whether children's robust conscience, formed during early family socialization, promotes their future adaptive and competent functioning in expanded ecologies. We assessed two dimensions...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Friendship: Development, Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship (2010) (2010)

    Friends-they are generous and cooperative with each other in ways that appear to defy standard evolutionary expectations, frequently sacrificing for one another without concern for past behaviors or future consequences. In this fascinating multidisciplinary study, Daniel J. Hruschka synthesizes an array...
    (My publication) Posted by: Hruschka
  • "Everybody Does It": An Analysis of a Common Excuse (2010)

    By Alex Tuckness Abstract: Making and evaluating excuses is a central part of administrative ethics. This article examines one of the most common excuses, "Everybody does it," by first providing examples of cases where the excuse might be used to justify action in public administration settings...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Becoming a Better Person: Temporal Remoteness Biases Autobiographical Memories for Moral Events (2010)

    By Jessica R. Escobedoa and Ralph Adolphs Abstract: Our autobiographical self depends on the differential recollection of our personal past, notably including memories of morally laden events. Whereas both emotion and temporal recency are well known to influence memory, very little is known about how...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Fairness and the Development of Inequality Acceptance (2010)

    By Ingvild Almås, Alexander W. Cappelen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden "Fairness considerations fundamentally affect human behavior, but our understanding of the nature and development of people’s fairness preferences is limited. The dictator game has been the standard experimental design for...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
  • The Calculus of Selfishness (2010)

    By Karl Sigmund "How does cooperation emerge among selfish individuals? When do people share resources, punish those they consider unfair, and engage in joint enterprises? These questions fascinate philosophers, biologists, and economists alike, for the "invisible hand" that should turn...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
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