ROLE OF WRONGDOER’S EMOTIONS & BELIEFS
In the project, we investigate in a series of studies how information about the emotions of other people and their views influence the assessment of their morality in case of behavior socially recognized as undesirable, such as theft, cheating on a partner, assault, or murder.
The team: Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, Michał Białek, Małgorzata Dobrowolska, Artur Domurat.
Publications: Paruzel-Czachura, Dobrowolska, 2018a; Paruzel-Czachura, Dobrowolska, 2018b; Paruzel-Czachura, 2016.
Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, Michał Białek. Even Murderers Benefit From Expressing Guilt and Deontological Beliefs (manuscript under review).
Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, Artur Domurat. Shades of evil: the moral superadditivity effect in schoolchildren (manuscript under review).
We study the impact of wrongdoers’ moral beliefs and emotions on their morality judgments. We establish a moral superadditivity effect, whereby jointly signaling socially desirable deontological beliefs (“What I did is unacceptable”) and socially desirable moral emotions (“I feel guilty”) made that participants evaluated such wrongdoer as much less immoral, even in case of murder.
RELIGIOSITY AND MORALITY
We investigate the relationship between religiosity and utilitarianism. Standing in contrast to the pattern previously found for instrumental harm, we […]
MORALITY OF SCHOLARS
We analyze the subjective publication pressure among scholars and the relation between publication pressure and ethical misconduct in research. We […]
MORAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE EFFECT
We investigated how foreign languages influence moral decisions. We analyzed data in many languages: Polish, English, French, German, and Spanish. […]
MORALITY AMONG PRISONERS
We study our original concept concerning moral paradoxes that affect people convicted of many crimes. The project will result in […]
Projekt finansowany przez Narodowe Centrum Nauki, konkurs Miniatura 1, numer: 2017/01/X/HS6/01332.
Project financed by National Science Center, Poland, Miniatura 1, number: 2017/01/X/HS6/01332.