Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
Environmental activists have been advocating for piecemeal legal change for decades. But a more fundamental rewrite of the law is needed.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: morality law interdisciplinarity environmental-law victorians
"We saw that in these personality changes toward greater empathy, people placed a lot more importance upon more liberal ideologies..."
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: politics morality empathy personality featured society-and-culture beliefs
Framing cats as responsible for declines in biodiversity is based on faulty scientific logic and fails to account for the real culprit – human activity.
July 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity birds ethics mice science australia rats cats sixth-mass-extinction conservation-biology logic justice moral-panic predator compassion apex-predators habitat-degradation
Lockdown requires that we all act as if we know nothing, even if we are world experts on disease transmission.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus morality social-distancing lockdown autonomy fairness moral-philosophy
If someone has the luxury of social distancing during the pandemic, why wouldn't they do it? An expert examines the morality of the issue.
April 6, 2020 • ~1 min
Tags: covid-19 ethics philosophy featured social-lives health-and-medicine morals
Research finds that people "living near concentration camps... were more likely to conform to the beliefs system of the regime. And we think this was because of cognitive dissonance."
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: history memory bias europe world-war-ii racism germany society-and-culture beliefs morals
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