Killing: Wrongness of "loop" vs. "loop weight” (#162)

Return to View Chart

Reference to Report of Original Finding Marc Hauser, Fiery Cushman, Liane Young, J. I. N. Kang-xing & John Mikhail (2007). A Dissociation Between Moral Judgments and Justifications. Mind and Language 22 (1), 1-21.
Reference to Published Report of Replication Attempt Greene , J. D. , Cushman , F. A. , Stewart , L. E. , Lowenberg , K. , Nystrom , L. E. , and Cohen , J. D. (2009). Pushing moral buttons: The interaction between personal force and intention in moral judgment . Cognition, 111 (3), 364-371.
Title Killing: Wrongness of "loop" vs. "loop weight”
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did the authors attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'.
Link to PDF of Original ReportView Article
Brief Statement of Original Result Actions are judged wrong if effect was a means to achieving a goal rather than merely foreseen. Broadly, this is supported by both papers. Differing results obtained on "loop" vs. "loop weight" type scenarios
Type of Replication Attempted Conceptual Replication
Result Type Failure to Replicate
Number of Subjects 366
Any other details on results or statistics that you want to mention?
Difference? Not Applicable
Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
Replication paper was entirely between-subjects and reports means on a scale rather than percentages of categorical Yes/No responses, as in the original finding.
TAG: Attention TAG: JDM TAG: Language TAG: Learning TAG: Memory TAG: Perception TAG: Performance TAG: Problem Solving TAG: Social Cognition TAG: Social Psychology TAG: Thinking

Are you posting an unpublished replication attempt that you conducted yourself, or noting a published replication attempt?

Post Unpublished
Post Published