The Moral Foundations Self-Assessment Exercise
Everybody has his/her core values. These core values may develop or change gradually over a lifetime but in most cases they are stable and enduring. I think one of the most important values that help me navigate through daily experiences and life as a whole is fairness. I think I inherited the value from my mother. She always reminds me to treat everybody fairly. I don’t think I can discriminate anybody because of his background, such as belief, class, and poverty. As I grow up, I find that fairness can make life harmonious. Treating friends fairly prevent them from envying each other. Treating group members fairly can make the group work go well. It also helps members well collaborate with each other and work hard because it makes them equally important to the group. Another core value to me is loyalty. When I read something about war, I’m often moved by the soldiers’ loyalty to their nations. I think a person should be loyal to his/her nation, party, or group. Loyalty is the base for people who live in a community. If a person often betrays his group, he cannot be believed by others. Nobody tells him the truths. Nobody wants to work with him. Then he cannot live in the group. The last core value to me is honesty. When I was young, my teachers and parents told me to be honest. I think honesty is the most basic values for human. In a group of people, a member once cheated, others will no longer totally believe in him/her in the future. That person will be isolated and then abandoned by the group. It’s bad for both the particular person and the entire group. Part 2
The scale you completed was the "Moral Foundations Questionnaire," developed by Jesse Graham and Jonathan Haidt at the University of Virginia.
The scale is a measure of your reliance on and endorsement of five psychological foundations of morality that seem to be found across cultures. Each of the two parts of the scale contained...
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