Is morality hard-wired into the human brain? Is there such a thing as “moral intuition”? Are emotions linked to moral judgments?
Harvard psychology professor Marc Hauser asks those and other probing questions in his job of studying the science of moral decisions. How do human beings decide what is right and what is wrong? Surprisingly or not, our answers about what is morally acceptable don’t vary much, despite our differences in nationality, age, religion, and sex.
To offer your answers for Hauser’s consideration, take his online Moral Sense Test. There are 13 thought-provoking scenarios, each followed by one question. Your responses are confidential and will help researchers gain further insight into the moral judgments we all make.
The test takes only 10-15 minutes and is painless. Any slight numbing sensation may be just a tiny prick of your conscience—remember?