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Moral Reasoning

Why We Create Moral Issues

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

The concept of fairness is a moral value. Why are discussions of issues like gay marriage turned into moral issues? According to a new study, the psychological value of creating a moral issue is that it gives people a legitimate reason to have an opinion on an issue.

Getting Real About the Presidential Reality Show

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

This increase in debate viewership is a very good thing. Or at least it could be if questions would go deeper -- beneath the surface of mere talking point positions -- to the moral or philosophical reasoning process candidates use to arrive at their views.

What Does the Morality of Americans Have to Do With Immigration in America?

Katherine Fennelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Fennelly

Much of the angry rhetoric over immigration suggests that many are stuck at the conventional level of moral development, in which "they broke the law" becomes the main criterion for crafting policy responses.