Graham, J., & Haidt, J., Koleva, S., Motyl, M., Iyer, R., Wojcik, S., & Ditto, P. H. (in press). Moral foundations theory: The pragmatic validity of moral pluralism. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. View Article
Iyer, R., & Koleva, S. P., Graham, J., Ditto, P. H., & Haidt, J. (2012). Understanding Libertarian morality: The psychological dispositions of self-identified libertarians. PLoS One. View Article
Koleva, S., & Haidt, J., (2012). Let's use Einstein's safety razor, not Occam's Swiss Army knife or Occam's chainsaw. Psychological Inquiry, 23, 175-178. Request paper
Haidt, J., & Graham, J.
(2009). Planet of the Durkheimians, Where Community, Authority, and
Sacredness are Foundations of Morality. In J. Jost, A. C. Kay, & H.
Thorisdottir (Eds.), Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. Request paper
Haidt, J., Graham, J., & Joseph, C. (2009). Above and below left-right: Ideological narratives and moral foundations. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 110-119. Request Paper
Joseph, C.M., Graham, J., & Haidt, J. (2009). The end of equipotentiality: A moral foundations approach to ideology-attitude links and cognitive complexity. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 172-176. Request Paper
Haidt, J., & Graham, J. (2007). When morality opposes justice: Conservatives have moral intuitions that liberals may not recognize. Social Justice Research, 20, 98-116. Request paper
Haidt, J., & Joseph, C.
(2007). The moral mind: How 5 sets of innate moral intuitions guide the
development of many culture-specific virtues, and perhaps even modules.
In P. Carruthers, S. Laurence, and S. Stich (Eds.) The Innate Mind, Vol. 3. Request paper
Haidt & Joseph (2004) Intuitive Ethics: How Innately Prepared Intuitions Generate Culturally Variable Virtues. Daedalus, pp. 55-66. Request paper
II) Empirical articles: Findings obtained with MFT
Koleva, S., Selterman, D., Iyer, R., Ditto, P., & Graham, J. (in press). The moral compass of insecurity: anxious and avoidant attachment predict moral judgment. Social Psychological and Personality Science. View Article
Graham, J., & Nosek, B., & Haidt, J. (in press). The Moral Stereotypes of Liberals and Conservatives: Exaggeration across the Political Divide. PLoS One. View Article
Iyer, R., Koleva, S. P., Graham, J., Ditto, P. H., & Haidt, J. (submitted). Understanding Libertarian morality: The psychological roots of an individualist ideology. (Under revision for JPSP) Request Paper
Kidwell, B., Farmer, A. & Hardesty, D. M. (2013). Getting liberals and conservatives to go green: Political ideology and congruent appeals. . Journal of Consumer Research, 40 Request Paper
Dawson, S. L., & Tyson, G. A. (2012). Will morality or political ideology determine attitudes to climate change? Australian Community Psychologist, 24 (2), 8-25. Request Paper
Koleva, S. P., Graham, J., Ditto, P., Iyer, R., & Haidt, J. (2012). Tracing the threads: how five moral concerns (especially Purity) help explain culture war attitudes. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 184-194 Request Paper
Van Leeuwen, F., Park, J. H., Koenig, B. L., & Graham, J. (2012). Regional variation in pathogen prevalence predicts endorsement of group-focused moral concerns. Evolution and Human Behavior. Request Paper
Winterich, Zhang, & Mittal (2012) How Political Identity and Charity Positioning Increase Donations: Insights from Moral Foundations Theory. Unpublished, but available at SSRN.com.
Graham, J., & Haidt, J. (2011). Sacred values and evil adversaries: A Moral Foundations approach. In P. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil. New York: APA Books. Request Paper
Graham, J., Nosek, B. A., Haidt, J., Iyer, R., Koleva, S., & Ditto, P. H. (2011). Mapping the moral domain. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 366-385. Request paper Also, see this online supplement.-- Two clarifications: Schwartz's values model was in fact extensively tested cross-culturally, and was based on a priori theoretical principles, not only bottom-up factor analyses.
Lewis, G. J., & Bates, T. C. (2011). From left to right: How the personality system allows basic traits to influence politics via characteristic moral adaptation. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 546-558. Request Paper--finds that the small correlations typically found between Big 5 personality traits and ideology (liberal to conservative) become much bigger when you put moral foundations in between the two constructs. In other words, basic personality influences poeple's moral attitudes, and those attitudes then dispose people to identify as liberal or conservative.
Hirsh, J. B., DeYoung, C. G., Xu, X., &Peterson, J. B. (2010). Compassionate liberals and polite conservatives: Associations of agreeableness with political ideology and moral values. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 (5), 655-664. Request Paper
Iyer, R. (2010). The Case for Honesty as a Moral Foundation. Blog posting at PoliPsych.com.View Article
Wiinegard, B., & Deaner, R. O. (2010). The Evolutionary Significance of Red Sox Nation: Sport Fandom as a Byproduct of Coalitional Psychology. Evolutionary Psychology, 8, 432-446. View Article.
Glenn, A.L., Iyer, R., Graham, J., Koleva, S., & Haidt, J. (2009). Are all types of morality compromised in psychopathy? Journal of Personality Disorders, 23(4), 384-398. Request Paper
Graham, J., Haidt, J., & Nosek, B. A. (2009). Liberals and conservatives rely on different sets of moral foundations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96 (5), 1029-1046. Request paper
Iyer, R. (2009). Robustness of Liberal-Conservative Moral Foundations Questionnaire Differences. Blog posting at PoliPsych.com. View Article
Van Leeuwen, F., & Park, J. H. (2009). Perceptions of social dangers, moral foundations, and political orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 169-173. Request Paper
McAdams, D. P., Albaugh, M., Farber, E., Daniels, J., Logan, R. L., & Olson, B. (2008). Family metaphors and moral intuitions: How conservatives and liberals narrate their lives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 978-990. View paper
--See the YourMorals.org Blog
--Article in El Pais, by Luis Arroyo, using MFT to explain "What happened to the progressive soul?" (Dec. 2010)
--Blog post by Michael Shermer, on Scientific American, on the psychological basis of political stereotypes (Dec. 2009)
--Here is an article by Nicholas Wade that ran on the front page of the Science section of the New York Times (2007).
--Here is a superb essay by Will Wilkinson applying Moral Foundations Theory to the perennial problems of the Democratic party.
Here is an 18 minute talk that Jonathan Haidt gave at the TED conference in 2008, encouraging liberals and conservatives to “take the red pill,” and escape from the “matrix” of moralism in order to understand the real moral motives of both sides.
The Taste Analogy in Moral Psychology; Talk given by Jonathan Haidt at “The New Science of Morality,” An Edge Seminar, Washington CT, July 21, 2010.
The Psychological Foundations of the American Culture War (or, how “liberal” became a dirty word). Aspen Ideas Festival, June 2011.
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