How to understand social distancing as a moral issue

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.

Emily Litvack-U. Arizona • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics philosophy featured social-lives health-and-medicine morals

Does cognitive dissonance account for rising xenophobia?

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."

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history memory bias europe world-war-ii racism germany society-and-culture beliefs morals

Your politics may shape your morality

Your politics and even your party affiliation may shape your morality, rather than the other way around, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 25, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: politics society-and-culture beliefs morals

Extra testosterone may attune us to moral norms

New research investigates how testosterone affects moral reasoning. The findings suggest a complicated relationship.

Rachel Griess-Texas • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hormones supplements testosterone society-and-culture morals

Do we cheat because of our nature or our environment?

An experiment sheds light on whether cheating is an innate tendency or a product of a person's situation.

Laura Muntean-Texas A&M • futurity
Aug. 1, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: ethics money society-and-culture social-lives honesty morals

Subtle messages in children’s TV can backfire

Nuanced moral messages in young children's TV shows can fail or even backfire, research finds.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: television learning preschoolers society-and-culture morals

Saying this may help young men prevent sexual violence

New research identifies a successful way for guy friends to speak up about sexual violence.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
June 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: communication relationships society-and-culture social-lives violence rhetoric morals

Little kids will pay a price to enforce the rules

"These results highlight a distinctly human aspect of moral behavior."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 20, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture social-lives morals punishment

Successful leaders prioritize their moral compass

Research shows that leaders who value morality outperform their unethical peers, regardless of industry, company size, or role.

Matthew Biddle-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 25, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: business featured society-and-culture workplaces morals

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