TB8 SPA Lecture 3; Morality

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1. Using dual process theory, what would be classed as an personal moral dilemma?

  • Having to push a fat person in front of a trolley to stop it killing 5 people
  • Having to divert a trolley using a lever to kill 1 or 5 people
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2. Moral social judgements associated with negative emotions = ?

  • Lateral amygdala
  • Lateral OFC
  • Medial OFC
  • Left amygdala

3. What kind of moral dilemmas were vMPFC damaged patients more likely to endorse?

  • Personal low conflict
  • Impersonal low conflict
  • Personal high conflict
  • Impersonal high conflict

4. In predictions of brain imagin findings, which areas would be predicted to activate in personal > impersonal moral dilemmas?

  • Decision making areas
  • Cognitive control areas
  • Emotion areas and cognitive control areas
  • Emotion areas

5. Which of these is the correct definition of ethics?

  • Obligations and paradigms that define a groups worth
  • Consensus of manners/customs/shared values within a social group
  • Personal code of conduct within the ethical constraints of the group
  • Clearly defined roles and patterns that govern morals within a social group


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