· Philosophy: empiricism and normative questions, moral relativism.
· Evolutionary biology: theories of how altruism and moral behavior evolved.
· Anthropology: common moral values seen in ethnographies from different countries.
· Cognitive and neural sciences: computational models of moral systems and decision-making.
· Political science: politics, governance, and moral values in the public sphere.
· Advice on moral psychology researchand thoughts about its futurefrom prominent scholars.
With the goal of providing a truly multidisciplinary forum for moral psychology, this volume is sure to spark conversations across disciplines and advance the field as a whole. Sampling the breadth and depth of an equally expansive and transformative field, Moral Psychology: A Multidisciplinary Guide will find an engaged audience among psychologists, philosophers, evolutionary biologists, anthropologists, political scientists, neuroscientists, lawyers, and policymakers, as well as a more general audience interested in better understanding the complexity of moral psychology research.
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About the Author
Tor Tarantola completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Cambridge and is currently a JD candidate at Yale Law School. His research focuses on reinforcement learning, social cognition, and their implications for legal theory and practice. He was formerly a fiscal and policy analyst at the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office in California, where he helped advise state lawmakers on criminal justice policy
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Towards a Multidisciplinary Moral Psychology
By Benjamin G. Voyer and Tor Tarantola Chapter 2: Between Facts and Norms: Ethics and Empirical Moral Psychology
By Hanno Sauer
Chapter 3: An evolutionarily informed study of moral psychology
By Max M. Krasnow
Chapter 4: Morality Psychology: An Anthropology Perspective
by Paolo Heywood
Chapter 5: Cognitive and neural sciences: Investigating the moral system
By Tor Tarantola
Chapter 6: (Im)Morality in Political Discourse? The Effects of Moral Psychology in Politics
By Nicholas Nicoletti & William Delehanty
Chapter 7: An Open Letter to Our Students: Doing Interdisciplinary Moral Psychology
by Edouard Machery & John Doris
Chapter 8: Current Perspectives in Morality Psychology: Conversations with Frans de Waal
Hanno Sauer, Paolo Heywood, Verena Wieser, Edouard Machery, and John Doris
by Benjamin Voyer and Tor Tarantola