170. Moral Foundations Theory

Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) has attracted a lot of attention for its very intuitive explanation of where our gut reactions about morality come from, but grand claims about its implications might warrant a healthy dose of skepticism.

-Links for the Curious-


Moral Foundations Theory: The Pragmatic Validity of Moral Pluralism (Graham et al, 2012) – www-bcf.usc.edu/~jessegra/papers/GHKMIWD.inpress.MFT.AESP.pdf


“What’s Wrong with Moral Foundations Theory, and How to get Moral Psychology Right,” by Oliver Scott Curry – behavioralscientist.org/whats-wrong-with-moral-foundations-theory-and-how-to-get-moral-psychology-right/


Mapping morality with a compass: Testing the theory of ‘morality-as-cooperation’ with a new questionnaire (Curry et al, 2018) – www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656618303568


The Theory of Dyadic Morality: Reinventing Moral Judgment by Redefining Harm (Schein & Gray, 2017) – journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1088868317698288


Can Innate, Modular “Foundations” Explain Morality? Challenges for Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory (Suhler & Churchland, 2011) – www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/10.1162/jocn.2011.21637


How Moral Foundations Theory Succeeded in Building on Sand: A Response to Suhler and Churchland (Haidt & Joseph, 2011) – www.researchgate.net/publication/49798262_How_Moral_Foundations_Theory_Succeeded_in_Building_on_Sand_A_Response_to_Suhler_and_Churchland


Is the mind really modular? (Prinz, 2004) – www.subcortex.com/PrinzModularity.pdf


Testing Measurement Invariance of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire Across 27 Countries (Iurino & Saucier, 2018) – journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1073191118817916


Moral psychology is relationship regulation: Moral motives for unity, hierarchy, equality, and proportionality (Rai et al, 2011) – psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fa0021867


Mapping the Moral Domain (Graham et al, 2011) – www.the-brights.net/morality/statement_1_studies/14.%20Graham,%20J.,%20Nosek,%20B.%20A.,%20Haidt,%20J.,%20Iyer,%20R.,%20Koleva,%20S.,%20&%20Ditto,%20P.%20H.%20(2011).%20Mapping%20the%20moral%20domain.%20Journal%20of%20Personality%20and%20Social%20Psychology,%20101(2),%20366-385.pdf

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