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With a Clean Conscience

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), December 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
5 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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257 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
425 Mendeley
citeulike
2 CiteULike
Title
With a Clean Conscience
Published in
Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), December 2008
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02227.x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Simone Schnall, Jennifer Benton, Sophie Harvey

Abstract

Theories of moral judgment have long emphasized reasoning and conscious thought while downplaying the role of intuitive and contextual influences. However, recent research has demonstrated that incidental feelings of disgust can influence moral judgments and make them more severe. This study involved two experiments demonstrating that the reverse effect can occur when the notion of physical purity is made salient, thus making moral judgments less severe. After having the cognitive concept of cleanliness activated (Experiment 1) or after physically cleansing themselves after experiencing disgust (Experiment 2), participants found certain moral actions to be less wrong than did participants who had not been exposed to a cleanliness manipulation. The findings support the idea that moral judgment can be driven by intuitive processes, rather than deliberate reasoning. One of those intuitions appears to be physical purity, because it has a strong connection to moral purity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 3%
Canada 5 1%
Germany 5 1%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Other 12 3%
Unknown 375 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 87 20%
Student > Bachelor 64 15%
Student > Master 61 14%
Researcher 54 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 35 8%
Other 107 25%
Unknown 17 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 257 60%
Social Sciences 38 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 32 8%
Philosophy 10 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 2%
Other 47 11%
Unknown 31 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 108. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2020.
All research outputs
#203,399
of 16,221,224 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#688
of 3,805 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#195,347
of 15,170,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#679
of 3,777 outputs
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