Emotional learning and the development of differential moralities: implications from research on psychopathy

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Abstract

In this paper, we will argue that (1) four classes of norm can be distinguished from a neuro-cognitive perspective; (2) learning the prohibitive power of these norms relies on relatively independent emotional systems; (3) individuals with psychopathy show selective impairment for one of these emotional learning systems and two classes of norm: care based and justice based; and (4) while emotional learning systems are necessary for appropriate moral development/reasoning, they are not sufficient for moral development/reasoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1299
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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