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How Self-Control Predicts Moral Decision Making: An Exploratory Study on Healthy Participants

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Department of Cognitive Science, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
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Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Department of Psychology and Neurosciences, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3840; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073840
Received: 17 March 2021 / Revised: 1 April 2021 / Accepted: 3 April 2021 / Published: 6 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applying Clinical Psychology to Medical Conditions)
Research on moral reasoning calls into question self-control, which encompasses impulsivity, compulsivity, and inhibitory control. However, a thorough investigation exploring how these three dimensions can affect moral reasoning in response to different scenarios is unavailable. We addressed this topic by testing the predictive role of these three dimensions of self-control on appraisals for ethical violations related with different types of scenarios. Overall, our results suggest that all three dimensions of self-control are involved in moral reasoning, depending on the type of appraisal and provided moral scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: compulsivity; filler dilemmas; impulsivity; incidental dilemmas; inhibitory control; instrumental dilemmas; moral dilemmas compulsivity; filler dilemmas; impulsivity; incidental dilemmas; inhibitory control; instrumental dilemmas; moral dilemmas
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Lucifora, C.; Martino, G.; Curcuruto, A.; Salehinejad, M.A.; Vicario, C.M. How Self-Control Predicts Moral Decision Making: An Exploratory Study on Healthy Participants. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3840. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073840

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Lucifora C, Martino G, Curcuruto A, Salehinejad MA, Vicario CM. How Self-Control Predicts Moral Decision Making: An Exploratory Study on Healthy Participants. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(7):3840. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073840

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Lucifora, Chiara, Gabriella Martino, Anna Curcuruto, Mohammad A. Salehinejad, and Carmelo M. Vicario 2021. "How Self-Control Predicts Moral Decision Making: An Exploratory Study on Healthy Participants" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 7: 3840. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073840

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