• Morality studied using smartphones

  • Using a special smartphone application American psychologists have studied the moral and immoral behavior of people in real life. Before scientists learned about moral principles and acts only according to surveys and laboratory experiments, reports the journal Science.

    1200 adult Americans and Canadians five times a day (at a randomly chosen time) asked, not made in the last hour of the moral (or immoral) act, have witnessed such and have not heard of it from someone else. In the case of an affirmative answer to the research participants were asked to briefly describe the event (using the same application). Scientists received 13 240 responses, righteous and immoral acts were represented with approximately equal frequency (2029 and 1799 cases).

    People often talked about his own righteous acts of other immoral (and about the last they usually learned with someone else's words). This fact confirmed the long-held hypothesis that rumors and gossip spread primarily negative information. Political preferences were important for moral evaluations: liberals often drew attention to the honest (and dishonest) behavior, and the conservatives on the manifestations of loyalty and acts of treachery. The religiosity of the respondents did not affect the responses (with one exception: religious people are more sharply reacted to immoral acts, whose witnesses they were).

    Finally, scientists have found evidence of two important hypotheses of social psychology. First, this "contamination of morality": if a man will act justly in the day it is very likely he will do something good for others. Secondly, this "moral indulgence: if someone in the morning did the right thing, closer to the evening, he can afford to be immoral.

    http://lenta.ru

More news in the same category:

    • Img
    • 1:07 pm on Sunday 4th December 2016  /  Наука и техника
      Tourist spaceplane Virgin made its first test flight

      In the United States was the first test flight of the new suborbital spaceplane VSS Unity company Virgin Galactic. Tourist spacecraft spent 10 minutes in free flight, separated from the carrier. On Board were two pilots. In addition, the salon can accommodate six tourists.

    • Img
    • 10:25 pm on Saturday 3rd December 2016  /  Наука и техника
      At PlayStation Experience announced a sequel to The Last of Us

      In Anaheim, California within the framework of the Convention, the PlayStation Experience announced a sequel to the cult hit The Last of Us, the correspondent "reports Tapes.ru". The sequel was called The Last of Us: Part II does not yet have a release date. Presents the trailer was recorded on the new engine.

    • Img
    • 9:21 pm on Saturday 3rd December 2016  /  Наука и техника
      Presented a large-scale story addition to Uncharted 4

      In Anaheim, California in the framework of the Convention, the PlayStation Experience was presented story addition to the game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the correspondent "reports Tapes.ru". The effect of additions of Uncharted: The Lost will unfold in Bangladesh, and to play for a Chloe black (one of the characters from the original trilogy).

More Global News:

comments powered by Disqus