Moral Dilemmas

Moral decision making is essential to human social interaction. In many everyday situations moral decision making is easy and we can rely mostly on our intuitive, automatic responses. These are the times when we are typically not aware of the moral implications of our actions. Sometimes however, our moral autopilot needs the support of conscious decision making. These are the times when we are aware of the moral aspects of the situation at hand, often because our own moral values might are in conflict. In this line of research we investigate affective, motivational, and cognitive biases in conflicts between simultaneously held moral values (i.e., in moral dilemmas).

If you are interested in moral dilemmas and want to write a B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis on this topic, please contact johannes.doerflinger [at] for further information.