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dc.contributor.advisorMendez, Roque
dc.contributor.authorCowart, Erin ( )
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-07T20:03:05Z
dc.date.available2019-05-07T20:03:05Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-26
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8161
dc.description.abstractThis study assessed the underlying dynamics of group relationships and individual moral beliefs. Sociorelational contexts, based on relationship regulation theory (Rai & Fiske, 2011), in-group/out-group dynamics, and the moral foundations theory (Haidt & Graham, 2007) were investigated to expand the understanding of how social situations might influence moral judgments of unacceptable social behaviors. The researcher used an online survey, administered to 952 participants from the United States in order to address this. Results from the analyses of various 2 x 3 x 5 ANOVA models found a consistent significant main effect of group dynamic and a consistent significant interaction effect between group dynamic and the moral foundations. The effect of sociorelational context was significant within only one model. The influence of additional variables, including importance of political beliefs, religiosity, gender, age, native language, which region of the U.S. the individual lives in, and social sensitivity, are discussed. The results suggest that salient social relationships can and do influence individual judgments of morality.
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dc.format.extent76 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMorality
dc.subjectSocial groups
dc.subjectMoral foundations theory
dc.subjectRelationship regulation theory
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relations
dc.subject.lcshSocial psychology
dc.titleMoral Violations in Groups: How Group Relationships Regulate Individual Morality
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHu, Yueqin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTooley, Kristen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClegg, Jennifer
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychological Research
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentPsychology


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