Moral judgment across cultures

Based on a sample of 322 individuals aged 18-80 from eight small-scale, traditional societies, including hunter-gatherers and pastoralists, and two industrialized, Western societies, researchers report substantial variation across cultures in the extent to which an individual’s intentions are taken into account when making moral judgments about that individual’s actions, suggesting that the factors used by industrialized societies to judge actions may be the product of variable cultural norms rather than invariant features of human moral judgment. - See at PNAS.org

Article #15-22070: “Small-scale societies exhibit fundamental variation in the role of intentions in moral judgment,” by H. Clark Barrett et al.