Neuroscience

Unhealthy behaviors trigger same brain responses as bad smells

Unhealthy behaviors trigger moral judgments that are similar to the basic emotions that contribute to our ability to survive. Two hypotheses are prevalent in the current scientific literature as to the identity of these emotions. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New theory of ethics may transform moral psychology

There is consensus among moral psychologists that moral judgment is intuitive and is accomplished by a rapid, automatic, and unconscious psychological process. However, psychologists say little as to what moral intuitions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study offers insight into how people judge good from bad

New research published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence ...

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Judgement

Judgment (or judgement) is the evaluation of evidence in the making of a decision. The term has three distinct uses:

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