morality

Albert Bandura needs no introduction. A leading figure in modern psychology, the founder of social cognitive theory is a permanent fixture on most, if not all, developmental and social psychology teaching syllabuses. In his latest book, Moral Disengagement: How People Do...

Military drones have become the preferred weapons system in counterterrorism on the route toward robotisation of warfare. Drones were originally designed for extended surveillance of combatants and their military operations. The United States weaponised the drones and...

The movie Eye in the Sky focuses on a political, legal, and moral predicament in which a hardened British colonel is the commander of an international mission to capture al Shabaab terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission is complicated when terrorists are...

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. Our editor spoke to him at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

I have just come from the conference and...

Beginning his keynote to officially open the American Psychological Association’s gathering in Denver, Jonathan Haidt said ‘We come together at a time that is confusing’. Haidt’s focus was the political polarisation, violence and intolerance in the US and beyond, but perhaps...

Chimp society is complex and violent, and it is reasonably common for one chimp to kill another. But is this murder? At Cheltenham Science Festival, a temporary court was set up to debate this topic, before the audience played the role of jury and voted whether the chimp in...

An extract from 'Moral Disengagement: How Good People Can Do Harm and Feel Good About Themselves' (1/e) by Albert Bandura, Stanford University.
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Schein et al. (‘The uncensored truth about morality’, December 2015) claim too much in presenting their theory of...

In December 2014 the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) banned pornographic materials depicting acts such as consensual spanking, facesitting, urolagnia, and female ejaculation. According to a spokesman for the organisation, the ‘BBFC classification regime is a tried and...

During a 1945 lecture in Paris, Jean-Paul Sartre offered the following useful metaphor for God: When we think of God as the creator, we are thinking of him, most of the time, as a superior artisan… When God creates he knows precisely what he is creating. Thus, the conception...