Moral judgement and decision-making: theoretical predictions and null results

Uri Hertz, Fanli Jia, Kathryn B. Francis

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The study of moral judgement and decision making examines the way predictions made by moral and ethical theories fare in real world settings. Such investigations are carried out using a variety of approaches and methods, such as experiments, modeling, and observational and field studies, in a variety of populations. The current Collection on moral judgments and decision making includes works that represent this variety, while focusing on some common themes, including group morality and the role of affect in moral judgment. The Collection also includes a significant number of studies that made theoretically driven predictions and failed to find support for them. We highlight the importance of such null-results papers, especially in fields that are traditionally governed by theoretical frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7688
Number of pages1
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 11 May 2023

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