TB8, L3 - Morality

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1. The Dual Process theory of moral development suggests that:

  • Reason is a cognitive function
  • All of the above
  • Morality guides social conduct
  • Morality is a product of reason
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2. Utilitarianism can be defined as:

  • Moral rules pertaining to absolute rights
  • Endorsing harmful actions for the greater good
  • Moral value of an action is one way or another a function of its consequence alone
  • None of the above

3. Which of the following was NOT a finding of Bechara et al (1997)?

  • Controls choose advantageously before being consciously aware of best strategy
  • Normal controls do not show an anticipatory GSR when making risky responses
  • Lesioned VLPFC patients do not show an anticipatory GSR when making risky responses
  • Lesioned VLPFC patients behave as if unaware of future consequence

4. Patients with VLPFC lesions:

  • Are unable to determine a moral from a nonmoral response in any context
  • Detect implications of social situations but are unable to generalise to the real world
  • Always rely on their emotional response in dilemma situations
  • Do not show any deficit

5. Which of the following is NOT true of lesioned VLPFC patients?

  • Rely on emotional input into decision making
  • None of the above
  • Show blunted affect and deficit in emotional processing
  • Rely on utilitarian response in decision making

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