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Moral Psychology

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Paul Conway
Academic year

Module overview

This module will arm you with the skills and experience to examine and evaluate empirical psychological research on morality. We will examine classic and modern research examining questions like how people decide what is right and wrong, what motivates people to help others, blame others, punish others, and reward others, where morality comes from, and how people resolve moral conundrums. You will consider, critique, and integrate perspectives from psychology, philosophy, biology, neuroscience, development, and other fields that speaks to these timeless questions. You will also develop advanced scientific writing and communication skills. This graduate version covers similar topics to the undergraduate version but requires a longer and more in depth final paper.