News tagged with morality
A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas found that risky sexual behavior can be predicted by cultural, socioeconomic and individual mores in conjunction with how one views themselves.
Health May 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—People are able to detect, within a split second, if a hurtful action they are witnessing is intentional or accidental, new research on the brain at the University of Chicago shows.
Neuroscience Nov 29, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (3) | 5 |
A nurse's tender loving care really does ease the pain of a medical procedure, and grandma's cookies really do taste better, if we perceive them to be made with love - suggests newly published research by a University of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 18, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 1 |
"Love thy neighbor" is preached from many a pulpit. But new research from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2012 | 4.1 / 5 (63) | 114 |
A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianismthe view that ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 30, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (21) | 81 |
The part of the brain we use when engaging in egalitarian behavior may also be linked to a larger sense of morality, researchers have found. Their conclusions, which offer scientific support for Adam Smith's theories of morality, ...
Neuroscience Apr 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research from New Zealand's University of Otago is casting doubt on a landmark US study that suggested infants as young as six months old possess an innate moral compass that allows them to evaluate individuals as 'good' ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Discovering gender of an unborn baby and choosing a name may help fathers bond with their offspring, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—Dads who find out the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name may find it easier to connect emotionally with their baby, a study conducted at the University of Birmingham has found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Inside the brains of jurors: Neuroscientists reveal brain activity associated with mitigating criminal sentences
(Medical Xpress) -- When jurors sentencing convicted criminals are instructed to weigh not only facts but also tricky emotional factors, they rely on parts of the brain associated with sympathy and making ...
Neuroscience Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Imagine a runaway boxcar heading toward five people who can't escape its path. Now imagine you had the power to reroute the boxcar onto different tracks with only one person along that route.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 01, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (12) | 142 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Because the brain is so complex, researchers are forced to devise all manner of different types of tests in trying to understand not just how it works, but which parts of it do what. To ...
Neuroscience Nov 16, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 8 |
Judgments we make with a moral underpinning are made more quickly and are more extreme than those same judgments based on practical considerations, a new set of studies finds. However, the findings, which appear in the journal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (6) | 2 |
The human brain may simulate physical sensations to prompt introspection, capitalizing on moments of high emotion to promote moral behavior, according to a USC researcher.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 07, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 1 |
School lunches offer a break in the day from tests and lessons, a chance to eat a slice of rectangular pizza in a compartmentalized tray or even a source of stress over who would sit with whom. Chances are morality isn't ...
Health Apr 19, 2013 | 1 / 5 (2) | 0
Getting people to think about morality as a matter of objective facts rather than subjective preferences may lead to improved moral behavior, Boston College researchers report in the Journal of Experimental So ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 29, 2013 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 13 |
Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation among intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and bad (or wrong). A moral code is a system of morality (for example, according to a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc.) and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code. The adjective moral is synonymous with "good" or "right." Immorality is the active opposition to morality (i.e. good or right), while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles.
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