Utilitarian Moral Judgments


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Beyond sacrificial harm: a two-dimensional model of utilitarian psychology

Psychological Review
Guy Kahane*, Jim A.C. Everett*, Brian D. Earp, Lucius Caviola, Nadira S. Faber, Molly J. Crockett, Julian Savulescu
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Inference of trustworthiness from intuitive moral judgments

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 145(6), 772-787.
Jim A.C. Everett, David Pizarro, Molly J Crockett
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‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good

Cognition. (134), 193- 209
Guy Kahane*, Jim A.C. Everett*, Brian D. Earp, Miguel Farias, Julian Savulescu
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Oxford Utilitarianism Scale

Kahane, Everett, et al. (2018)


As part of my work on consequentialism, I have developed the Oxford Utilitarianism Scale (Kahane, Everett, et al. 2018). This consists of 9 items across two sub scales.┬áThe first subscale – Impartial Beneficence (OUS-IB) – consists of 5 items that all tap endorsement of the impartial maximization of the greater good, even at the cost of personal self-sacrifice. The second subscale Instrumental Harm (OUS-IH) consists of 4 items that tap a willingness to cause harm in order to bring about the greater good.

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