Moral judgment and psychopathy

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Recent interest in emotion as the basis for moral development began with work involving individuals with psychopathic tendencies, and a recent paper with this population has allowed fresh insights (Glenn, Iyer, Graham, Koleva, & Haidt, 2009). Two main conclusions suggested by this paper are: (i) that systems involved in different forms of morality can be differentiated; and (ii) that systems involved in justice reasoning likely include amygdala and/or ventromedial prefrontal cortex, even if the specifics of their functional contribution to justice development remain unidentified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalEmotion Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • amygdala
  • different forms of morality
  • psychopathic tendencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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