publication . Article . 2013

Anger and Moral Reasoning in Decision Making

Matúš Grežo; Ľubor Pilárik;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2013 Journal: Journal of European Psychology Students (issn: 2222-6931, eissn: 2222-6931, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Abstract
The aim of the research was to examine the impact of anger on moral reasoning and decision making. We were interested in whether anger leads to more punitive attributions and to greater willingness to help when one perceives immoral behavior. Participants (N=61) of the experimental design were randomly divided into two groups. The results show that anger may lead to more automatic information processing and also to an intuition based judgment. Angry participants chose harsher punishments and considered it more morally correct. It was also shown that anger does not lead to greater willingness to help in an immoral situation. The research notes that actual emotion...
Subjects
free text keywords: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, Psychology, RC321-571, BF1-990, Moral reasoning, Anger, Decision making
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publication . Article . 2013

Anger and Moral Reasoning in Decision Making

Matúš Grežo; Ľubor Pilárik;