Your Moral Compass Is Reversible
scibri writes "Your moral positions may be more flexible than you think. Researchers in Sweden have tricked people into reversing their opinions on moral issues, even to the point of constructing good arguments to support the opposite of their original positions (paper in PLOS ONE). They used a 'magic trick' to reverse a person's responses to such moral issues as 'Large-scale governmental surveillance of e-mail and Internet traffic ought to be forbidden as a means to combat international crime and terrorism,' by switching 'forbidden' to 'permitted' when the subject turned the page of the questionaire. When asked to read back the questions and answers, about half of the subjects did not detect the changes, and a full 53% of participants argued unequivocally for the opposite of their original attitude in at least one of the manipulated statements."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Sorry, we didn't find any more articles related to the one you selected.
Use the oxo and xox buttons to remove the tags that seem least relevant to you.
After removing a tag, you can either add more tags or use the the search function to refine your search.
You can start over with a new tag selection by choosing a tag from the tag clouds on the left or by using the search function.
Or jump to the list of our fresh articles