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Zaikin V.A. The dynamics of individual moral judgments in the context of group discussion

Full text in Russian: Заикин В.А. Динамика индивидуальных моральных суждений в контексте групповой дискуссии
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The characteristics of the subject that mediate group influence and group functioning in situations of group moral decision making are considered. The sample includes 86 students aged 18–24. It is noted that during group discussions participants with higher levels of individual moral consciousness are likely to regress than to raise their level of individual moral consciousness. It is shown that in situations of individual opinion conflict members of group discussions exhibit bounded rationality, opportunistic tendency and passivity. Additionally, the manifestation of the above characteristics in situations of group moral decision making is meaningfully analyzed.

Keywords: moral psychology, the subject of moral decision, discussion, group moral decision, bounded rationality, opportunistic tendency, passivity



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Received 22 July 2011. Date of publication: 28 October 2012.

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Zaikin Victor A. Ph.D. Student, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Zaikin V.A. The dynamics of individual moral judgments in the context of group discussion. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 25, p. 10. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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