|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Atlas of Moral Psychology|
|Editors||Kurt Gray, Jesse Graham|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||9781462541225, 9781462532568|
|State||Published - 2018|
Bibliographical noteWhat are the rules and patterns guiding the rapid, automatic, and unconscious processes of moral judgment?
The attachment approach suggests that early interactions with caregivers give rise to a dyadic representation of morality—adult acting upon a child—that determines how moral judgments are construed, used, and understood. When looking at moral situations, one can discern that despite the variety and differences in content of moral situations, people recognize them immediately, intuitively, and effortlessly. Just think of how situations such as medical negligence, the death penalty, rape, theft, and torture methods used against terrorists are crucially different. And yet people easily categorize all of these situations as requiring right–wrong judgments. What cognitive processes unite different moral situations in one category? How are moral situations represented in our minds? How do people recognize moral situations and notice their patterns?