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Forsyth, D. R. (1981). Moral judgment: The influence of ethical ideology. Personalty and Social Psychology Bulletin, 7(2), 218–223. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/014616728172006


In order to determine when ethical ideology influences judgements of morality, individuals who endorsed an absolutist, exceptionist, subjectivist, or situationist ideology morally evaluated an actor linked, at varying levels of responsibility, to positive or negative outcomes. A predicted, absolutists judged the actor more harshly than exceptionists, but only when the described actor has foreseen or intended to produce a highly negative consequence.