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Current research suggests that our decisions for moral dilemmas are based on competition between the controlled cognitive and emotionally intuitive processing systems. In contrast to this, social and cultural influences have been proposed to be the mitigating factor. This study attempted to firstly replicate previous findings, and then to see if an increase or reduction of the paradigms of Cognitive Load and Mood Induction (Affect) can manipulate responses to moral dilemmas. Unable to replicate previous findings, the results show that these paradigms had no significant impact on responses to moral dilemmas despite both Cognitive Load and Affect being induced successfully, possibly suggesting the influence of soci

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Brain Psychology Feeling Behavioural sciences Ethics Emotion Moral psychology Philosophy of mind Negative affectivity Affect Ventromedial prefrontal cortex Morality
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Brain Psychology Feeling Behavioural sciences Ethics Emotion Moral psychology Philosophy of mind Negative affectivity Affect Ventromedial prefrontal cortex Morality
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In contrast to this, social and cultural influences have been proposed to be the mitigating factor. This study attempted to firstly replicate previous findings, and then to see if an increase or reduction of the paradigms of Cognitive Load and Mood Induction (Affect) can manipulate responses to moral dilemmas. Unable to replicate previous findings, the results show that these paradigms had no significant impact on responses to moral dilemmas despite both Cognitive Load and Affect being induced successfully, possibly suggesting the influence of social and cultural factors in moral judgments. People are often faced with making moral de...
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