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Morality in intergroup conflict

Halevy, Nir; Kreps, Tamar A.; Weisel, Ori; Goldenberg, Amit

Authors

Nir Halevy

Tamar A. Kreps

Ori Weisel

Amit Goldenberg



Abstract

Intergroup conflict encompasses a broad range of situations with moral relevance. Researchers at the intersection of social and moral psychology employ diverse methodologies, including surveys, moral dilemmas, economic games, and neuroimaging, to study how individuals think, feel, and act in intergroup moral encounters. We review recent research pertaining to four types of intergroup moral encounters: (a) value-expressive and identity-expressive endorsements of conflict-related actions and policies; (b) helping and harming ingroup and out-group members; (c) reacting to transgressions committed by in-group or out-group members; and (d) reacting to the suffering of in-group or out-group members. Overall, we explain how sacred values, social motives, group-based moral emotions, and the physiological processes underlying them, shape moral behavior in intergroup conflict.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Current Opinion in Psychology
Print ISSN 2352-250X
Electronic ISSN 2352-250X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
APA6 Citation Halevy, N., Kreps, T. A., Weisel, O., & Goldenberg, A. (in press). Morality in intergroup conflict. Current Opinion in Psychology, 6, doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.03.006
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.03.006
Keywords Morality and ethics
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352250X15001116
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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