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Virtual Issue Editorial
On the relevance of morality in social psychology: An introduction to a virtual special issue
Article first published online: 23 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 400–405, June 2012
How to Cite
Pagliaro, S. (2012), On the relevance of morality in social psychology: An introduction to a virtual special issue. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 42: 400–405. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1840
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 23 MAY 2012
Recently, social psychology has become central in the study of morality. This turn to morality as a topic builds on social psychologists' long-standing interest in issues closely related to morality, such as cooperation, empathy, fairness, social norms and deviance. The present paper introduces a (virtual) special issue on morality by highlighting some of the 41 articles on “moral” or “morality” that have appeared in the European Journal of Social Psychology from 1973 to the present. The nineteen highlighted papers are organized into the main topics covered in research on morality published in EJSP: Emotion, Impression Formation and Trait Inference, Norms and Deviance, Stereotypes, and Reasoning and Judgment. A description of the historical trends that characterized research on morality in EJSP is also provided. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.