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dc.contributor.authorBarak-Corren, Netta
dc.contributor.authorTsay, Chia-Jung
dc.contributor.authorCushman, Fiery
dc.contributor.authorBazerman, Max
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T14:18:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.citationBarak-Corren, N., C. Tsay, F. Cushman, and M. Bazerman. 2018. If You’re Going to Do Wrong, At Least Do It Right: Considering Two Moral Dilemmas at the Same Time Promotes Moral Consistency. Management Science 64, no.4: 1528-1540.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-1909en_US
dc.identifier.issn1526-5501en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:42663640*
dc.description.abstractWe study how people reconcile conflicting moral intuitions by juxtaposing two versions of classic moral problems: the trolley problem and the footbridge problem. When viewed separately, most people favor action in the former and disapprove of action in the latter, despite identical consequences. The difference is often explained in terms of the intention principle – whether the consequences are intended or incidental. Our results suggest that when the two problems are considered together, a different judgment emerges: participants reject the intention principle and embrace either the principle of utilitarianism, which favors action in both problems, or the action principle, which rejects action in both problems. In subsequent studies, we find that when required to choose between two harmful actions, people prefer the action that saves more lives, despite its being more aversive. Our findings shed light on the formation of moral judgment under normative conflict, the conditions for preference reversal, and the potential polarization of moral judgment under joint evaluation. Organizational implications are discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInstitute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleIf You’re Going to Do Wrong, At Least Do It Right: Considering Two Moral Dilemmas at the Same Time Promotes Moral Consistencyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalManagement Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorCushman, Fiery
dc.date.available2020-05-05T14:18:09Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1287/mnsc.2016.2659
dc.source.journalManagement Science
dash.source.volume64;4
dash.source.page1528-1540
dash.contributor.affiliatedTsay, Chia-Jung
dash.contributor.affiliatedBazerman, Max
dash.contributor.affiliatedCushman, Fiery


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