Reasoning and moral judgment

A common experimental toolbox

Authored by: Bastien Trémolière , Wim De Neys , Jean-François Bonnefon

The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138849303
eBook ISBN: 9781315725697
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The dual-process model offers a unified framework for the study of reasoning and moral judgment, making it easier than ever for reasoning specialists to branch out to moral judgment, or for moral judgment specialists to incorporate findings and methods from the psychology of reasoning. In this chapter, we draw a parallel between investigations of belief bias and investigations of moral dilemmas to show how the same experimental toolbox (time pressure, cognitive interference, individual differences, mortality salience) has been applied to both phenomena within the theoretical context of the dual-process model.

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