Psychopathic Traits and Utilitarian Moral Judgment Revisited [post]

Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, Zuzanna Farny
2022 unpublished
We provide deeper insights into the relationships between psychopathic traits and utilitarian moral judgment by distinguishing three psychopathy constructs: (1) primary and secondary psychopathy measured by Levenson's Self-report Psychopathy Scale; (2) self-centered impulsivity, fearless dominance, and coldheartedness measured by Psychopathic Personality Inventory; (3) disinhibition, meanness, and boldness measured by Triarchic Psychopathy Measure. High psychopathic traits were associated with
more » ... higher utilitarian tendency in the traditional approach (i.e., trolley dilemmas, instrumental harm, and traditional scores in the CNI model). We also found negative associations between impartial beneficence and all psychopathy scores. Finally, we found that a higher level of psychopathic traits was related to weaker sensitivity to moral norms and less action averse in morally problematic situations.
doi:10.31234/ fatcat:pdkseit4m5h2neuifwxhtpdwfq