Moral judgement and decision making

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During social interaction, we evaluate and make decisions about each other’s behaviour and actions. However, factors underlying this decision making can be complex, and are often non-transparent to those making them. The focus of this Collection is the processes underlying moral judgements, or in other words, how we make decisions of punishment or reward, attribute responsibility, and infer causal relations. This includes work that investigates how we decide between causal responsibility for harm and culpable mental states, as well as what people's perceptions of harm are and how they differ between individuals. We also welcome research exploring how various factors - expectations, prior beliefs, relationships - influence how we evaluate other’s actions.

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