Martes, 22 de Noviembre de 2016
12:00 - 13:00
Santiago CESS, Concha y Toro 32C, Santiago
Antecedent Social Factors of Moral Behaviour: Experimental Design
Social factors like hierarchies, patterns of class inequality, and mobility regimes that individuals experience can work as determinants of moral behaviour, producing different and conflicting ways in which ‘moral’ choices are made and justified. Disparities in moral behaviour are salient in mixed-motive social dilemmas; situations where individuals’ immediate self-interest is at odds with what is best for their relationships, community, or nation. Although an emerging body of research indicates that class position can be a source of moral variation, the study of these issues is scant in Chile, even though the country boasts high socio-economic inequality. This feature renders Chile as an adjudicative case to study the antecedent social factors of moral behaviour. This is the main focus of the research project “Antecedent Social Factors of Moral Behaviour: Expectations, Decisions, and Justificatory Principles”, funded by The National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONDECYT, Grant Number 1161624). In this talk, we will present and discuss the experimental design of the first research line of this project, namely: belief elicitation of expected pro-social preferences using laboratory social dilemmas, where stereotypic representations of class-specific features relevant for the Chilean case –such as ethnicity, facial appearance, and socio-economic status– are manipulated.