Researching Affective Valences and Moral Judgment: Groups, Organizations, and Cultures

By Denise Elizabeth Faifua.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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Published online: April 9, 2014 $US5.00

The study contributes to a social psychology perspective on moral judgment. The research design is premised on the assumption that affective valences grounded in individual moral inferences can be contrasted with the principled moral judgments of the group, culture, or organisation, in order to demonstrate how individuals evaluate cognitive conflict and rationalize intensions and behavior. The assumption of a disassociation between judgment and justification in moral decisions is adopted. The important premise with respect to dissociation in this study is that the evaluative and intentional properties of human action can be understood through a study of reasoned persuasion (post hoc and reflective) and social persuasion (intentional and known) both of which are conscious rather than unconscious.

Keywords: Affective Valences, Moral Judgment, Evaluative, Intentions, Action, Cognitive Conflict, Group, Culture

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 8, Issue 1, April 2014, pp.13-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 9, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 233.063KB)).

Dr. Denise Elizabeth Faifua

Senior Lecturer, School of Business, University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Dr. Denise E. Faifua is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australia Defence. Her research interests are organisation and management theory, management and cognition, sociology of work, industrial relations and human resource management