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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Kathryn B.*
dc.contributor.authorHoward, C.*
dc.contributor.authorHoward, I.S.*
dc.contributor.authorGummerum, M.*
dc.contributor.authorGanis, G.*
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, G.*
dc.contributor.authorTerbeck, S.*
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-03T09:02:40Z
dc.date.available2019-06-03T09:02:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-10
dc.identifier.citationFrancis KB, Howard C, Howard IS et al. (2016). Virtual morality: Transitioning from moral judgment to moral action? PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164374.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17100
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe nature of moral action versus moral judgment has been extensively debated in numerous disciplines. We introduce Virtual Reality (VR) moral paradigms examining the action individuals take in a high emotionally arousing, direct action-focused, moral scenario. In two studies involving qualitatively different populations, we found a greater endorsement of utilitarian responses±killing one in order to save many others±when action was required in moral virtual dilemmas compared to their judgment counterparts. Heart rate in virtual moral dilemmas was significantly increased when compared to both judgment counterparts and control virtual tasks. Our research suggests that moral action may be viewed as an independent construct to moral judgment, with VR methods delivering new prospects for investigating and assessing moral behaviour.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPlymouth University and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-604764)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164374en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Francis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.subjectMoral judgmenten_US
dc.subjectMoral actionen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Realityen_US
dc.subjectJudgment-behaviour discrepancyen_US
dc.subjectMoral dilemmasen_US
dc.titleVirtual morality: Transitioning from moral judgment to moral action?en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-09-23
dc.date.application2016-10-10
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
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