Cornell – Oxford Study Provides Insights on Morality, Trust

Imagine there are five railroad workers stuck on a track and a train is quickly approaching. You have the chance to save these five people, but you would have to push someone else in front of the train to stop it. Would you do it? In a recent study co-authored by Prof. David Pizarro, psychology, researchers found that people can judge trustworthiness based on answers to a hypothetical moral dilemma like this one. The results of this study were published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General last month.