publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Situating moral disengagement: Motivated reasoning in meat consumption and substitution

Maria Manuela Calheiros; João Graça; Abílio Oliveira;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2016 Journal: Personality and Individual Differences, volume 90, pages 353-364 (issn: 0191-8869, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Portugal
WOS:000367411700061 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) This work advances towards an increased understanding of moral disengagement and individual differences in the maintenance of widespread and cherished harmful behaviors. Drawing on meat consumption and substitution as an opportunity to study the process of moral self-regulation in situ, it presents a measure of selective deactivation of moral self-regulatory processes when considering the impact of meat consumption (i.e. the Moral Disengagement in Meat Questionnaire — MDMQ). The MDMQ developed from four sequential studies following a mixed-methods approach. Two preliminary studies (40 and 410 participants, respec...
free text keywords: Moral self-regulation, Motivated moral reasoning, Meat consumption, Meat substitution, Meat attachment, Cognitive dissonance, Social psychology, Psychology, Morality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Motivated reasoning, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Social cognitive theory of morality, Moral disengagement, Empathy, Social dominance orientation
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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