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dc.contributor.author McHugh, Cillian
dc.contributor.author McGann, Marek
dc.contributor.author Igou, Eric Raymond
dc.contributor.author Kinsella, Elaine Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-06T08:00:17Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-06T08:00:17Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation McHugh C.;McGann M.;Igou E.R.;Kinsella E.L. (2021) 'Moral Judgment as Categorization (MJAC)'. Perspectives On Psychological Science, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1745-6916
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10451
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Observed variability and complexity of judgments of “right” and “wrong” cannot be readily accounted for within extant approaches to understanding moral judgment. In response to this challenge, we present a novel perspective on categorization in moral judgment. Moral judgment as categorization (MJAC) incorporates principles of category formation research while addressing key challenges of existing approaches to moral judgment. People develop skills in making context-relevant categorizations. They learn that various objects (events, behaviors, people, etc.) can be categorized as morally right or wrong. Repetition and rehearsal result in reliable, habitualized categorizations. According to this skill-formation account of moral categorization, the learning and the habitualization of the forming of moral categories occur within goal-directed activity that is sensitive to various contextual influences. By allowing for the complexity of moral judgments, MJAC offers greater explanatory power than existing approaches while also providing opportunities for a diverse range of new research questions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Perspectives on Psychological Science;
dc.subject categorization en_US
dc.subject category formation en_US
dc.subject moral judgments en_US
dc.subject morality en_US
dc.title Moral judgment as categorization (MJAC) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2021-08-05T16:37:19Z
dc.description.version Published
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1745691621990636
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3012991
dc.internal.rssid 3051451
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Perspectives On Psychological Science
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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