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Reassessing the dimensionality of the moral emotions

Harris, Nathan


The dimensionality of the moral emotions was tested to examine whether theoretical distinctions between specific emotions were empirically supported. A total of 720 drink-driving offenders indicated the degree to which they experienced feelings associated with the moral emotions, in an interview conducted after attending court or a restorative justice conference. Expected distinctions between shame and guilt were not found. Instead the principal components analysis identified three factors:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/000712603322503033


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