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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSchnall, Simone
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-05T16:31:25Z
dc.date.available2021-11-05T16:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-05
dc.date.submitted2021-04-01
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.others41598-021-00752-2
dc.identifier.other752
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330336
dc.descriptionFunder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000865
dc.description.abstractIndividuals who experience threats to their social needs may attempt to avert further harm by condemning wrongdoers more severely. Three pre-registered studies tested whether threatened social esteem is associated with increased moral condemnation. In Study 1 (N = 381) participants played a game in which they were socially included or excluded and then evaluated the actions of moral wrongdoers. We observed an indirect effect: Exclusion increased social needs-threat, which in turn increased moral condemnation. Study 2 (N = 428) was a direct replication, and also showed this indirect effect. Both studies demonstrated the effect across five moral foundations, and was most pronounced for harm violations. Study 3 (N = 102) examined dispositional concerns about social needs threat, namely social anxiety, and showed a positive correlation between this trait and moral judgments. Overall, results suggest threatened social standing is linked to moral condemnation, presumably because moral wrongdoers pose a further threat when one's ability to cope is already compromised.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/631/477
dc.subject/631/477/2811
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleSocial threat indirectly increases moral condemnation via thwarting fundamental social needs.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-05T16:31:25Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameSci Rep
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77779
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-021-00752-2
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidSchnall, Simone [0000-0002-4672-7534]
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-05


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