Integrated Theory of Moral Conviction in Justice Research
Abstract: Unlike justice research guided by metaphors of “homo economicus” and “homo socialis”, integrated theory of moral conviction (ITMC) concerns about moral attribute of justice judgment and justice motives. ITMC proposes that individual’s moral conviction is of universality, irrationality, autonomy and intolerance. The key assumptions of ITMC include value protection model, the authority independence hypothesis, the litmus test hypothesis and the emotion hypothesis. The theory complements with “homo economicus” and “homo socialis” approaches of justice research, and explains phenomena like altruistic punishment and rejecting advantageous inequity better than other theories. By integrating justice research in moral development and social psychology, ITMC enriches the justice motives research and helps to shift the perspective of research from parties involved to the third party. More emphasis should focus on the mechanism of how moral conviction influences justice judgment and the contingent nature of justice motives in future research.
文章引用: 胡金生 , 王红霞 , 叶 春 , 富云露 (2014) 公正研究中的道德信念整合理论。 心理学进展， 4， 585-593. doi: 10.12677/AP.2014.44079
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