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date: 29 October 2020

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Since the early 2000s, morality research in personality and social psychology has exploded, with more articles on moral judgment and moral behavior published in the first fifth of the 21st century than the entirety of the 20th century. However, while moral psychology is flourishing in the field, it remains deeply divided in several respects, with largely separate literatures for moral judgment and moral behavior, as well as separations between individual differences and situational effects for each. This chapter follows the two main cleavages in moral psychology, covering cultural and individual differences in moral judgment, situational effects on moral judgment, cultural and individual differences in moral behavior, and situational effects on moral behavior. Further, it highlights evidence of person–situation interactions for both moral judgment and moral behavior, and maps out several future directions for moral psychology.

Keywords: cultural differences, individual differences, morality, moral psychology, moral judgment, moral behavior, situational effects

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