Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 15

Lecture 15: A Person in the World of People: Morality

Professor Bloom provides an introduction to psychological theories of morality. Students will learn how research in psychology has helped answer some of the most central questions about human morality. For instance, which emotions are “moral” and why did these moral feelings evolve? What factors guide our moral judgments? And what factors predict when good people will do bad things?

Chapter 1. Kin Selection, Cooperation and Moral Feelings
Chapter 2. Moral Reasoning and Moral Judgments
Chapter 3. Milgram’s Work in the Context of Morality
Chapter 4. Two Forces for Evil, Two Forces for Good