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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (10) : 1830-1842     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01830
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Exploring Moral Intuitive Decision-making and Its Mechanism
TANG Jiangwei1; LU Hong1; LIU Yi1; PENG Jian2
(1 School of education, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China)
(2 School of management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China)
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Moral intuitive decision-making refers to making intuitive decisions in a moral situation. Moral intuitive decision-making includes at least three basic mental processes— unconscious processing, emotional processing and intuitive processing, which correspond to three possible brain circuits, neural systems for unconscious processing, for emotional processing and for intuitive processing. The present study analyzes, both objectively and subjectively, the general factors underlying moral intuitive decision-making—culture, moral situation, experience, emotion and moral intuition, in order to reveal the processing mechanism of moral intuitive decision-making. It is suggested that future studies should further consolidate the theoretical framework by designing more sophisticated experiments to explore the interaction of various factors in decision-making process and the relations among various brain areas.

Keywords moral intuitive decision-making      moral intuition      processing mechanism      neural network     
Corresponding Authors: LU Hong, E-mail:   
Issue Date: 15 October 2015
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TANG Jiangwei,LU Hong,LIU Yi, et al. Exploring Moral Intuitive Decision-making and Its Mechanism[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(10): 1830-1842.
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