How do people make decisions? Previous psychological research consistently shed light on the fact that decisions are not the result of a pure rational reasoning, and that emotions can assume a crucial role. This is particularly true in the case of moral decision-making, which requires a complex integration of affective and cognitive processes. One question that is still open to debate concern the individual factors that can affect moral decisions. Gender has been consistently identified as a possible variable of interest for the adoption of different strategic behaviors, with men using more rational processes and women more deontological principles. In the present study we aimed at exploring the presence of gender differences in different decision-making scenarios. Results showed that the moral scenario led to a similar acceptance rate in both genders, while economic and shopping offers were more likely to be accepted by men. Also, women were more inclined to refuse unfair offers, which included a higher personal benefit at the expense of the opponent, even if this meant a total loss for both parties. Finally, correlational analyses revealed a different relation between risk propensity and decisionmaking in men and women in different scenarios.
Moral Decision-making as Compared to Economic and Shopping Contexts : Gender Effects and Utilitarianism / C. Lucchiari, F. Meroni, M.E. Vanutelli. - In: RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA E PSICOLOGIA. - ISSN 2039-4667. - 10:1(2019 Apr 30), pp. 49-64.
|Titolo:||Moral Decision-making as Compared to Economic and Shopping Contexts : Gender Effects and Utilitarianism|
LUCCHIARI, CLAUDIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Decision-making; Moral decisions; Utilitarianism; Gender pattern|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||30-apr-2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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