Moral Foundations Theory Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Moral Foundations Theory Moral Foundations Theory (MFT) is a type of theory that was created by a group of social and cultural theorists in order to try and understand why morality varied so much in different people especially across cultures despite it showing a lot of similarities and recurrent themes. The theory proposes that the variations of morality that are found in different cultures are as a result of each culture constructing different values norms narratives and institutions and as such unique forms of moralities are created around the world. According to the MFT the moral domain consists of six areas of substantive social concern which are: harm/care liberty/oppression authority/subversion fairness/cheating loyalty/betrayal and sanctity/degradation (Graham et al 2011). In all these foundations lies different political orientations having different beliefs about the most important moral foundations. Theorists who designed the moral foundations theory and psychological bases of ideology and system justification (pp. 292–313). New York: Oxford University Press. Federico C. M. Weber C. R. Ergun D. & Hunt C. (2013). Mapping the Connections between Politics and Morality: The Multiple Sociopolitical Orientations Involved in Moral Intuition. Political Psychology 34(4) 589-610. doi:10.1111/pops.12006 Graham J. Haidt J. & Nosek B. (2009). Liberals and conservatives use different sets of moral foundations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 96 1029–1046. Graham J. Nosek B. A. Haidt J. Iyer R. Koleva S. & Ditto P. H. (2011). Mapping the moral domain. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 101(2) 366-385. Haidt J. & Joseph C. (2004). Intuitive ethics: How innately prepared intuitions generate culturally variable virtues. Daedalus 133(4) 55-66. Kugler M. Jost J. & Noorbaloochi S. (2014). Another Look at Moral Foundations Theory: Do Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences in 'Moral' Intuitions?. Social Justice Research 27(4) 413-431. doi:10.1007/s11211-014-0223-5 [...]
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