Małgorzata Kossowska and team in ‘Personality and Individual Differences’

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Connection between stress and moral decision making was a subject of interest of our Centre’s team. According to previous research, stress promotes rather deontological than utilitarian decisions. Małgorzata Kossowska, Aneta Czernatowicz-Kukuczka, Ewa Szumowska, and Anna Czarna from our Centre took into account the motivational factor that might (and did) occur important: need for cognitive closure. They found that men in stress (stress measured by cortisol level) preference for deontological or utilitarian judgments depending on need for closure level. These effects occurred when ingroup was involved.

To read more about this interesting results, reach for the article in ‘Personality and Individual Differences’ (check availability here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886916307589 ).