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dc.contributor.authorVarana, Jessica L.
dc.description1 broadside. Designed using Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study is to further examine empathy in relation to moral decision making. More specifically, this study investigates how empathy can be related to utilitarian or deontological moral judgments.. Participants’ moral judgments were examined using four moral scenarios where an agent sacrifices one life into order to save five other lives. Results of the current study showed that the more participants empathized with the agent making the decision, the more likely a utilitarian moral judgment was made. In addition, the more empathy the participant had for the one man, the more deontological moral judgment was made. There was no relationship found between empathy for five men and moral decision-making.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Psychology. VanLiere Symposium, 2015en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology VanLiere Symposium Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleMoral Decision-Making: Empathy as an Indicator for Utilitarian or Deontological Moral Judgmentsen_US

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