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Mapping morality with a compass: testing the theory of ‘morality as cooperation’ with a new questionnaire

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Morality-as-Cooperation (MAC) is the theory that morality is a collection of biological and cultural solutions to the problems of cooperation recurrent in human social life. MAC uses game theory to identify distinct types of cooperation, and predicts that each will be considered morally relevant, and each will give rise to a distinct moral domain. Here we test MAC's predictions by developing a new self-report measure of morality, the Morality-as-Cooperation Questionnaire (MAC-Q), and comparin...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jrp.2018.10.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology
Subgroup:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Hughs College
ORCID:
0000-0002-9870-4633
Jones Chesters, M More by this author
Van Lissa, CJ More by this author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Research in Personality Journal website
Volume:
78
Pages:
106-124
Publication date:
2018-10-28
Acceptance date:
2018-10-25
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ISSN:
0092-6566
Pubs id:
pubs:935224
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uri:ea1e14c7-80ba-48a9-988b-fe9b107f8d69
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uuid:ea1e14c7-80ba-48a9-988b-fe9b107f8d69
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pubs:935224

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