Why do the researchers believe this is an important study? Are acts that do not cause harm, immoral? Does if vary by context?
Should harmless offenses fall within the domain of moral violations? (cognitive developmental view p. 614) Theories are split Kholberg: actions that affect the material or psychological well-being of others
Where did the study take place? Who participated? Porto Alergro Recife Philadelphia Adults and children
Describe the different types of stories used in the study. Physical Harm (Swing) No harm (uniform, hand-washing) Disrespect (Flag, death promise) Disgust (eat the dog, kissing sibs, chicken)
Explain the manipulation checks done to adults. What did they reveal? Kissing story
Discuss what the authors found when they looked at how people justified the offenses? High SES: more autonomy, less community and norm Among children SES didnt matter.
Is it moral to eat your dog? Use the results of the study to support your position.