psyc 101 writing 2

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Cait Bold Psyc 101- Writing 2 720043953 The results of the two experiments in this study are conclusive in the fact that the ratings for vignettes containing a subject’s cue word were statistically significantly higher than for vignettes of equal moral questionability. Paramount to the experiment is the fact that subjects were not cued to feel disgust towards certain actions or moral judgments, rather completely arbitrary words that affected the overall meaning of the story in a negligible way. Overall, the findings of the Wheatley and Haidt study are that people do in fact use their “gut feelings” to determine a sense of morality, as compared to an ideological and conscious thought process or some other method of moral compass. By manipulating the subjects’ feelings about cue words through hypnotic suggestion, the study found that moral judgments may have more to do with the way that acts of injustice or immorality make us feel, rather than what we actually think about said acts. Hypnosis is the process of inducing a state of relaxation in which people behave
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