Journal article

Moral and Affective Film Set (MAAFS): A normed moral video database

Caitlin H McCurrie, Damien L Crone, Felicity Bigelow, Simon M Laham

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Moral psychology has relied nearly exclusively on text stimuli in the development and testing of theories. However, text stimuli lack the rich variety of morally-relevant social and contextual cues available in everyday interactions. A consequence of this pervasive ecological invalidity may be that moral psychological theories are mischaracterized by an overreliance on cue-impoverished moral stimuli. We address this limitation by developing a cue-rich Moral and Affective Film Set (MAAFS). We crowd-sourced videos of moral behaviours, using previously validated text stimuli and definitions of moral foundations as a guide for content. Crowd-sourced clips were rated by 322 American and 253 Austr..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, Melbourne School of Psychological Science, Melbourne Moral Psychology Lab. Comments from Michael Susman, Sean Murphy, and Kanishka Karunaratne. Contributions from Justin Kelly, Brenna Bernardino, Dane Easden.