Journal article

How Do Basic Personality Traits Map Onto Moral Judgments of Fairness-Related Actions?

Milan Andrejevic, Luke D Smillie, Daniel Feuerriegel, William F Turner, Simon M Laham, Stefan Bode

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY SCIENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Reliance on fairness norms is a core feature of moral behavior and judgment, and is conceptually and empirically linked with basic personality dimensions. However, the specific nature of these links is poorly understood. In this study (N = 313, 68% female), we employed a novel third-party judgment paradigm, in which participants made moral judgments of various sharing actions of virtual others. This allowed us to capture individual variation in the relative importance of several fairness norms. We correlated these norm profiles with Big Five personality traits. We observed distinct associations between agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness, and extraversion and estimates of the importan..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by an Australian Research Council grant (ARC DP160103353) to S.B.