Moral Judging Helps People Cooperate Better in Groups

People value their moral reputation to such an extent that they will work to behave well and cooperate with each other rather than risk being judged negatively for their actions, according to new research. A recently published study found that people who were given the opportunity to judge each other’s morality were more likely to cooperate and trust each other in a group than those who could not make such evaluations.

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