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Tree-Huggers vs. Human-Lovers: Differences in Cognitive and Emotional Tendencies Influencing Attributions of Moral Worth
Modern societies have begun to assign moral worth beyond kin and ingroup members (Crimston et al., 2016). Moral worth is generally thought to proceed along a single dimension stretching from humans to the natural world ...
In Sickness and in Filth: Children's Emerging Biases Toward Unhealthy and Unclean Others
Cleanliness and health are highly valued, and individuals lacking these qualities often elicit negative attitudes (Speltini & Passini, 2014). To measure 5-9 year-olds’ attitudinal biases towards unhealthy and unclean people, ...
Conceptualizing Socioeconomic Status: Children's Essentialist Thinking About Differentially Advantaged SES Categories
The present study (N=32) examined the ways in which children differentially psychologically essentialize advantaged and disadvantaged socioeconomic status categories, using a switched-at-birth reasoning task. Children did ...