Serotonin Transporter Genotype (5-HTTLPR) Predicts Utilitarian Moral Judgments

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Abigail A Marsh; Samantha L Crowe; Henry H Yu; Elena K Gorodetsky; David Goldman; R J R Blair;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 6, issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3187753, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025148
  • Subject: Human Genetics | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Emotions | Neuroscience | Medicine | Neurochemistry | Q | R | Serotonin | Genetics | Psychology | Social Psychology | Science | Biochemistry | Genetic Association Studies | Behavior | Neurochemicals
    mesheuropmc: humanities

Background The psychological and neurobiological processes underlying moral judgment have been the focus of extensive recent research. Here we show that serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype predicts responses to moral dilemmas featuring foreseen harm to an innocent... View more
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