Advances in Experimental Moral Psychology 
brings together leading scholars in the field to provide fresh theoretical perspectives on research in philosophy and psychology. 
Reflecting a diverse and active field of study, contributors are drawn from across both subjects to pursue central questions concerning moral psychology. Covering a wide-ranging selection of arguments, issues and debates, topics includes the role of emotion in moral judgment (both at a general theoretical level and with regards to specific topics); the moral psychology behind political orientation; the nature and content of moral character and more higher-order questions concerning the status of morality itself.
For philosophers and researchers in the social and behavioral science, this exciting new volume reveals the beneficial results of integrating these two disciplines and illustrates the promise of this experimental approach to moral psychology.

ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MORAL PSYCHOLOGY

Edited by Hagop Sarkissian & Jennifer Cole Wright

“This timely collection showcases an emerging trend -- collaborations between philosophers and psychologists on topics of mutual interest. Contributions offer new perspectives on familiar issues, such as character, the bearer of virtues, objectivity, moral conflict and disagreement, and relativism. New or underdiscussed topics are also featured, including the nature of moral conviction, our reactions to others' expressions of virtue, the moral behavior of ethicists, and pollution and purity in moral judgments. This book is required reading for all who are interested in collaborative investigations in ethics.” –  Nancy E. Snow, Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University, USA

“This book is brimming with fresh ideas from leading figures in empirically informed moral psychology. It both introduces this vibrant field and moves it forward. Essential.” –  Ron Mallon, Director, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program and Associate Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, USA


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Experimental Moral Psychology: An Introduction - Hagop Sarkissian & Jennifer Cole Wright 

1. Moral Persons
1.1 The Character in Competence - Piercarlo Valdesolo
1.2 Spoken Words Reveal Selfish Motives: An Individual Difference Approach to Moral Motivation - Jeremy A. Frimer & Harrison Oakes
1.3 Is the Glass of Kindness Half Full or Half Empty? Positive and Negative Reactions to Others' Expressions of Virtue - Gabriela Pavarini & Simone Schnall
1.4 What Are the Bearers of Virtues? - Mark Alfano
1.5 The Moral Behavior of Ethicists and the Power of Reason - Joshua Rust & Eric Schwitzgebel

2. Moral Groundings
2.1 Pollution and Purity in Moral and Political Judgment - Yoel Inbar & David Pizarro
2.2 Selective Debunking Arguments, Folk Psychology and Empirical Moral Psychology - Daniel Kelly
2.3 The Psychological Foundations of Moral Conviction - Linda Skitka
2.4 How Different Kinds of Disagreement Impact Folk Metaethical Judgments - James Beebe
2.5 Exploring Meta-Ethical Commitments: Moral Objectivity and Moral Progress - Kevin Uttich, George Tsai & Tania Lombrozo
2.6 Agent Versus Appraiser Moral Relativism: An Exploratory Study - Katinka J.P. Quintelier, Delphine De Smet & Daniel M.T. Fessler

3. Measuring Morality
3.1 Know Thy Participant: The Trouble with Nomothetic Assumptions in Moral Psychology - Peter Meindl and Jesse Graham