Morality articles from across Nature Portfolio

Morality is a social process by which a person deems thoughts, intentions, choices or actions as either good (or right) or bad (or wrong). It can be based on a personal and/or a population's code of conduct or values.

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    Emotions such as empathy and disgust might be at the root of morality, but psychologists should also study the roles of deliberation and debate in how our opinions shift over time, argues Paul Bloom.

    • Paul Bloom
    Nature 464, 490
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    The finding that religion scarcely influences moral intuition undermines the idea that a godless society will be immoral, says Philip Ball. Whether it 'explains' religion is another matter.

    • Philip Ball