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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Brian
dc.contributor.authorGalinsky, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-22T17:02:06Z
dc.date.available2022-04-22T17:02:06Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationLucas, B. J., & Galinsky, A. D. (2015). Is utilitarianism risky? How the same antecedents and mechanism produce both utilitarian and risky choices. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(4), pp. 541-548.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/111225
dc.description.abstractPhilosophers and psychologists have long been interested in identifying factors that influence moral judgment. In the current analysis, we compare the literatures on moral psychology and decision making under uncertainty to propose that utilitarian choices are driven by the same forces that lead to risky choices. Spanning from neurocognitive to hormonal to interpersonal levels of analysis, we identify six antecedents that increase both utilitarian and risky choices (ventromedial prefrontal cortex brain lesions, psychopathology, testosterone, incidental positive affect, power, and social connection) and one antecedent that reduces these choices (serotonin activity). We identify the regulation of negative affect as a common mechanism through which the effects of each antecedent on utilitarian and risky choices are explained. By demonstrating that the same forces and the same underlying mechanism that produce risky choices also promote utilitarian choices, we offer a deeper understanding of how basic psychological systems underlie moral judgment.en_US
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dc.publisherSAGEen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
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dc.subjectutilitarianismen_US
dc.subjectdeontologyen_US
dc.subjectmoral judgementen_US
dc.subjectrisk takingen_US
dc.subjectaffect regulationen_US
dc.titleIs Utilitarianism Risky? How the Same Antecedents and Mechanism Produce Both Utilitarian and Risky Choicesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
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dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1745691615583130en_US
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