Daffie Konis
Tel Aviv University
FeelingDevelopmental psychologyAttributionPsychologyHarmSorrowDeceptionCompensation (psychology)Performance feedbackSocial psychologyPunitive damages
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We describe a bias in moral judgment in which the mere existence of other victims reduces assessments of the harm suffered by each harmed individual. Three experiments support the seemingly paradoxical relationship between the number of harmed individuals and the perceived severity of the harming act. In Experiment 1a, participants expressed lower punitive intentions toward a perpetrator of an unethical act that hurt multiple people and assigned lower monetary compensation to each victim than di...
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