Do Outcomes Or Perceptions Of Morality Influence Our Sense Of Generosity?
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Ben M. Tappin is a PhD student in the department of psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. His current work focuses on understanding the factors that shape peoples' political beliefs and behaviour, such as their preferences, identities and prior experiences/knowledge. A secondary focus of his work is on moral psychology.

                       

Do Outcomes Or Perceptions Of Morality Influence Our Sense Of Generosity?

Why do we help our friends, family, and co-workers at a cost to our time or money? One might answer, “Because they helped me out in the past,” or, “Because they will help me out in the future.” Such explanations invoke the notion of reciprocity; if I help you out today, you are more likely to help me out tomorrow. However, we also often help strangers who we will never meet again, or we help animals who can provide no...

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