A few papers worth reading:
A study on meta-ethics beleifs (how people see ethical claims):
- Goodwin, G. P., & Darley, J. M. (2008). The psychology of meta-ethics: exploring objectivism,Cognition, 106(3), 1339-1366.
Important for anyone interested in neuroscience: to a non-expert public, seeing a picture of a brain biases people to give more credibility to a piece of information:
- Deena Skolnick Weisberg, Frank C. Keil, Joshua Goodstein, Elizabeth Rawson, & Jeremy R. Gray. (2008, February 5). The seductive allure of neuroscience explanations.
Social cognition: it begins with goal recognition
- Rochat, M. J., Serra, E., Fadiga, L., & Gallese, V. (2008). The evolution of social cognition: goal familiarity shapes monkeys' action understanding, Curr Biol.
Jesse Prinz's new book (in a nutshell: morality is emotional and relative to a culture)
- The Emotional Construction of Morals, Jesse Prinz, Oxford UP
- The Palgrave Entry for "Field Experiments in Economics: (List, John A.& Reiley, David
Forthcoming in the new journal Neuroethics:
- Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds: Implications of Neuroscience for the Moral Status of Brain-Damaged Patients and Nonhuman Animals (Martha J. Farah)
A study on Chimpanzee barter behavior:
- Brosnan, S. F., Grady, M. F., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J., & Beran, M. J. (2008). Chimpanzee autarky, PLoS ONE, 3(1), e1518.