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Criteria for judgments on hurt: the difference between generic people, the idol and the self

Grant number: 17/19351-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Human Development Psychology
Principal Investigator:Luciana Maria Caetano
Grantee:Paulo Yoo Chul Choi
Host Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


According to the Social Domain Theory, moral judgments can change in agreement with the age and the sex of the participants (Okin, 1989; Turiel, 1998). In order to try to find other variables that exert some kind of influence on moral judgment, the objectives of this project are: to investigate the criteria of judgments of adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age about situations involving "hurt another", to compare the judgments of generic people to idols in order to look for the influence of admiration in judgment, and to investigate the judgments of generic people in comparison to idols when the target of aggression is oneself. The current research is both descriptive and exploratory, and of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Thirty children from 12 to 18 years-old will participate in this study. In order to identify the four characteristics of the Moral Domain, three situations will be presented to the participants about the type of injury: psychological hurt; hurt to benefit; and hurt for revenge. Studies on the subject of idolatry and admiration in the Theory of Social Domain are few, so this work aims to contribute to the study of these variables and their influence on the types of judgments of adolescents. (AU)

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