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dc.contributor.authorLaham, Simon M.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLaham, S. M. (2009). Expanding the moral circle: inclusion and exclusion mindsets and the circle of moral regard. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 250-253.en_US
dc.description© 2009 Elsevier Inc. Publisher’s version is restricted access in accordance with the publisher’s policy.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe human tendency to draw boundaries is pervasive. The ‘moral circle’ is the boundary drawn around those entities in the world deemed worthy of moral consideration. Three studies demonstrate that the size of the moral circle is influenced by a decision framing effect: the inclusion–exclusion discrepancy. Participants who decided which entities to exclude from the circle (exclusion mindset) generated larger moral circles than those who decided which to include (inclusion mindset). Further, people in an exclusion mindset showed ‘‘spill-over” effects into subsequent moral judgments, rating various outgroups as more worthy of moral treatment. The size of the moral circle mediated the effects of mindset on subsequent moral judgment. These studies offer an important first demonstration that decision framing effects have substantial consequences for the moral circle and related moral judgments.en_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc.en_US
dc.subjectmoral circleen_US
dc.subjectinclusion-exclusion discrepancyen_US
dc.titleExpanding the moral circle: inclusion and exclusion mindsets and the circle of moral regarden_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences - Behavioural Scienceen_US
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Experimental Social Psychologyen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorLaham, Simon
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