Target dependent ethics: Discrepancies between ethical decisions toward specific and general targets

Tehila Kogut, Ilana Ritov

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Abstract

Research suggests that systematic discrepancies exist between ethical decisions that are being considered from an abstract, global perspective and decisions that are made toward a specific individual. In the current paper we present evidence for such discrepancies in private as well as public decisions, in various domains (e.g., decisions regarding donations, medicine, law, criminology and education). We discuss possible mechanisms underlying this phenomenon as well as ways to diminish it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015

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