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  • NPR Radio Interview of Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa: Your Morals Depend on Language

    June 20, 2014 Hosted by Brooke Gladstone, National Public Radio, On the Media Guests: Albert Costa and Boaz Keysar Would you sacrifice one person to save the lives of five others? Your answer may depend on whether you consider the problem in your native tongue or a foreign language one. In this interview...
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  • Our Moral Tongue: Moral Judgments Depend on What Language We’re Speaking

    June 20, 2014 By Boaz Keysar and Albert Costa, The New York Times On June 20, 2003, employees of the Union Pacific Railroad faced a difficult decision as a runaway train headed toward downtown Los Angeles: Should they divert the train to a side track, knowing it would derail and hit homes in the less...
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  • Thinking in a Foreign Language Could Sway Your Moral Judgments

    May 19, 2014 By Brandon Keim, Wired Would you kill one person to save five? This cruel dilemma pits the principle of thou-shalt-not-kill against simple math: Five is greater than one. But presumably it’s a dilemma each person solves the same way each time, unaffected by superficial things like the language...
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  • Using A Foreign Language Influences Your Sense of Morality

    by Eva de Lozanne, United Academics Magazine In an other language you make different moral choices. Moral judgement is often considered to be a fixed given, based on deep-seated ideas on what is morally right and morally wrong. But, however counter-intuitive it may seem: recent research shows that people...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Empathy, Justice, and Moral Behavior (2015)

    Abstract: Empathy shapes the landscape of our social lives. It motivates prosocial and caregiving behaviors, plays a role in inhibiting aggression, and facilitates cooperation between members of a similar social group. Thus, empathy is often conceived as a driving motivation of moral behavior and justice...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Complex Relation Between Morality and Empathy (2014)

    Morality and empathy are fundamental components of human nature across cultures. However, the wealth of empirical findings from developmental, behavioral, and social neuroscience demonstrates a complex relation between morality and empathy. At times, empathy guides moral judgment, yet other times empathy...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Your Morals Depend on Language (2014)

    Abstract: Should you sacrifice one man to save five? Whatever your answer, it should not depend on whether you were asked the question in your native language or a foreign tongue so long as you understood the problem. And yet here we report evidence that people using a foreign language make substantially...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Dirty work, clean hands: The moral psychology of indirect agency (2009)

    Neeru Paharia, Karim S. Kassam, Joshua D. Greene and Max H. Bazerman When powerful people cause harm, they often do so indirectly through other people. Are harmful actions carried out through others evaluated less negatively than harmful actions carried out directly? Four experiments examine the moral...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
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