Moral judgments about an activity’s COVID-19 risk can lead people astray
- June 16, 2021
- Cailin O'Connor, LPS, Science News, June 16, 2021
Two new studies show that people consider activities that they think are immoral or
unreasonable as riskier — even when they’re not. “Our moral judgments change our factual
judgments about the world,” says philosopher of science Cailin O’Connor, [associate
professor] of the University of California, Irvine. Accounting for moral and other
biases in public health messaging is vital to combatting the spread of infectious
disease, she says.
For the full story, please visit https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-moral-judgment-activity-risk-behavior-bias.
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