Developmental psychologists Ashley Thomas and Barbara Sarnecka and philosopher Kyle Stanford, all from the University of California, Irvine, devised an experiment for which they made up six stories about parents leaving children of various ages unattended for various periods of time and asked their 1,500 participants to rate both safety risks and the morality of the parents involved.

For the full story, please visit http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/08/24/our_assessment_of_parents_is_more_informed_by_moral_judgment_than_actual.html.

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