Class Notes (834,338)
United States (323,712)
Psychology (466)
PSYC 221 (79)
Lecture 17

PSYC 221 Lecture 17: Political Psychology

2 Pages
Unlock Document

PSYC 221
Dylan Selterman

• Moral Foundations Theory o People have morality on two levels o Individual level morality ▪ Care (vs. Harm) ▪ Fairness/Justice (vs. Inequality) ▪ Liberty (vs. Oppression) o Group-level morality ▪ In-group loyalty (patriotism, allegiance) ▪ Authority/Respect (parents, police, institutions) ▪ Purity/Sanctity (sex, food, spirituality) • Disgust • Correlates most strongly with religiosity/spirituality o This theory applies cross-culturally • Moral motivations o Liberals say that individual morality is much more relevant than group morality ▪ Conservatives say that group morality is just as important o Liberals are more likely to agree with: ▪ Everyone should be treated fairly ▪ Justice, fairness, and equality are the most important requirements for a society o Conservatives are more likely to think ▪ Loyalty to one’s group is more important than one’s individual concerns ▪ Did someone act in a way that God would approve of? ▪ Did someone cause chaos or disorder? o Conservatives ▪ Prioritize group loyalty • Sex, flags, outsiders o Liberals ▪ Rhetoric prioritizes worldliness and individual human rights • Healthcare, income equality • Morality and politics o Liberals moralize recycling o Most environmental messages are framed in a harm/care message o The differences between liberals/conservatives disappears for purity framing ▪ “Pollution is gross” o Do liberals support funding the military? ▪ When framed as group loyalty, no • US can be the greatest nation on earth ▪ When framed as harm-reduction, yes • Disadvantaged citizens can overcome the challenges of poverty and inequality o C
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 221

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.