Francis, KB and McNabb, C (2021) Moral decision-making during COVID-19: Moral judgments, moralisation, and everyday behaviour. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078 (In Press)

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant health, economic, and social challenges. Given that many of these challenges have moral relevance, the present studies investigate whether the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing moral decision-making and whether moralisation of behaviours specific to the crisis predict adherence to government-recommended behaviours. Whilst we find no evidence that utilitarian endorsements have changed during the pandemic at two separate timepoints, individuals have moralised non-compliant behaviours associated with the pandemic such as failing to physically distance themselves from others. Importantly, our findings show that this moralisation predicts sustained individual compliance with government-recommended behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this accepted manuscript and all relevant information related to it, including copyrights and more, can be found on the publisher website.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF660 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 12:37
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2022 01:30

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