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Sacrificing oneself or another

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Category: Communication

Description: In situations where one has the opportunity to either sacrifice oneself or another person to save a group of people, one might think that there are instances where people would rather sacrifice themselves than others – thus showing an other-serving bias. So far however, most studies found instances of a self-serving bias – people would rather sacrifice others. In this paper, we test whether an other-serving bias might appear as a function of judgment type. That is, we looked at prescriptive (should/should not) and normative (wrong/right) types of judgments separately. We found that participants exhibited an other-serving bias, but only when asked whether self- or other-sacrifice is wrong. Otherwise, participants were exhibiting a self-serving bias; that is, they approved sacrificing others more. The results underscore the importance of question wording and suggest that some effects on moral judgment might depend on the type of judgment.

License: CC0 1.0 Universal

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