Morality, Groups and Emotion

Module code: C8906
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Computer based exam

This module will provide an overview of key debates within moral psychology, such as the definition of morality, rationalism, emotionism, and nativism. Students will consider multiple theories and research which provides insight about how moral judgements are related to cognitions, emotions, and social identities. The consequences of the moral emotions will be discussed, considering implications for mental health, interpersonal relationships, and social equalities.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe theories considering the role of emotion and identity in morality judgement
  • Summarise methods used in research into morality and interpret the published findings.
  • Evaluate and compare competing perspectives in moral psychology.