Monday, September 24, 2012

Moral Decisions Often Based on Intuition, Not Logic | Psych Central News

 New research suggests how we make moral judgments is often different from how we believe those decisions evolve.
Although we would like to think that our judgments are always well thought-out, researchers have discovered that our moral judgments are often based on intuition. Since our emotions drive our intuitions, our gut feel that something is “right” or “wrong” – that is, our moral compass – is actually an emotional response.
In some cases, however, we seem to be able to override these initial reactions, say researchers.

Moral Decisions Often Based on Intuition, Not Logic | Psych Central News

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