Event Title

Moral Licensing Research Project

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Previous research has been done on moral licensing and its effects on people's decision making skills. We became interested in furthering this research by looking into how moral licensing affects people when they are in different situations (individual, group leader, group member). The main purpose of our study is to examine whether moral licensing has different effects in peoples decision-making in public or private domains. We seek to find the answer to the question of whether the effect is manifested through our expectations of how others see us, or is it about an internal state of moral decency? We hope, through an on-campus experiment, that we will be able to find some significant answers to this question and better understand the moral licensing effect as a whole.

Faculty Sponsor

Travis Carter

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1105

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Moral Licensing Research Project

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Previous research has been done on moral licensing and its effects on people's decision making skills. We became interested in furthering this research by looking into how moral licensing affects people when they are in different situations (individual, group leader, group member). The main purpose of our study is to examine whether moral licensing has different effects in peoples decision-making in public or private domains. We seek to find the answer to the question of whether the effect is manifested through our expectations of how others see us, or is it about an internal state of moral decency? We hope, through an on-campus experiment, that we will be able to find some significant answers to this question and better understand the moral licensing effect as a whole.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/44