Further Finding About Morality: Backpack-Induced Morality

Morality may involve more than the relative lengths of a person’s fingers. Behold a soon-to-be-published study about backpacks: “The Burden of Guilt: Heavy Backpacks, Light Snacks, and Enhanced Morality,” Maryam Kouchaki, Francesca Gino [pictured, tinily, here], and Ata Jami, in press, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2013. The authors, at Harvard University and the University of […]

Moral judgment and the relative lengths of your fingers

You may find it hard to argue against, or even to begin arguing for, the line of reasoning in this study. It shows how a people’s capacity to make moral judgments is related to the relative lengths of two of their fingers: “Testosterone administration modulates moral judgments depending on second-to-fourth digit ratio,” Estrella R. Montoya, […]