Concern for Justice Is Not Emotionally Driven

May 8, 2014

Scientists at the University of Chicago expected people who care deeply about justice issues (people with high “justice sensitivity”) to show increased activity in the areas of the brain responsible for processing emotion when viewing individuals being treated either unfairly or mercifully.

But they were surprised by their own findings.

“Individuals who are sensitive to justice and fairness do not seem to be emotionally driven. Rather, they are cognitively driven.”

Read more about this intriguing research on the Science Daily website.

posted by Marg Herder

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