TITLE

The moral maze

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Dan
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/26/2005, Vol. 188 Issue 2527, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that researchers looking at the psychological basis of morality are finding that reason and emotion both play a part. Meanwhile, brain-imaging studies are highlighting the interplay between the two, revealing the circumstances in which each comes to the fore. Elements of morality have been discovered in non-human species, particularly other primates. Some possess a sense of fairness and many have certain codes of conduct that underlie their social interactions and almost certainly developed as adaptive strategies to help individuals cooperate and cope with conflict.
ACCESSION #
19034354

 

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