Tag Archive for: moral judgement

The science of giving: Brain imaging study may help programs in fundraising efforts

Posted by Rod Pyle-Caltech on August 3, 2015   Are human beings intrinsically selfish? Or are we only selfish when we take time to realize we can get away with it? And what about willpower? How does it play a role in altruism—in other words, do we need to exercise self-control to be generous? Scientists say […]

Reliance on “gut instinct” can be a potential pitfall for mentors, new research shows

Posted by Jeff Sossamon, futurity.org Going with your intuition could make you judge others’ moral transgressions more harshly and keep you from changing your mind, even after considering all the facts, a new study suggests. The findings show that people who strongly rely on intuition automatically condemn actions they perceive to be morally wrong, even […]