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dc.contributor.authorBettache, K.
dc.contributor.authorHamamura, Takeshi
dc.contributor.authorAmrani Idrissi, J.
dc.contributor.authorAmenyogbo, R.
dc.contributor.authorChiu, C.
dc.identifier.citationBettache, K. and Hamamura, T. and Amrani Idrissi, J. and Amenyogbo, R. and Chiu, C. 2019. Monitoring Moral Virtue: When the Moral Transgressions of In-Group Members Are Judged More Severely. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 50 (2): pp. 268-284.

© The Author(s) 2018. Literature indicates that people tend to judge the moral transgressions committed by out-group members more severely than those of in-group members. However, these transgressions often conflate a moral transgression with some form of intergroup harm. There is little research examining in-group versus out-group transgressions of harmless offenses, which violate moral standards that bind people together (binding foundations). As these moral standards center around group cohesiveness, a transgression committed by an in-group member may be judged more severely. The current research presented Dutch Muslims (Study 1), American Christians (Study 2), and Indian Hindus (Study 3) with a set of fictitious stories depicting harmless and harmful moral transgressions. Consistent with our expectations, participants who strongly identified with their religious community judged harmless moral offenses committed by in-group members, relative to out-group members, more severely. In contrast, this effect was absent when participants judged harmful moral transgressions. We discuss the implications of these results.

dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.titleMonitoring Moral Virtue: When the Moral Transgressions of In-Group Members Are Judged More Severely
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology
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