Psychology http://wunc.org en Is There Anything You Would Not Do For A Million Dollars? http://wunc.org/post/there-anything-you-would-not-do-million-dollars <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">For a million dollars, would you:&nbsp;</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Throw a tomato at a politician?&nbsp;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Kick a dog in the head?</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Sign away your soul? </span></li></ul><p><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Sociologist </span><a href="http://stephenvaisey.com/" style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Stephen Vaisey</a><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> asked these questions and more in the first stage of his project, </span><a href="http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/attitudes/resources/measuring-morality/" style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Measuring Morality</a><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">, which seeks to understand moral beliefs and moral divides. The study also followed teenagers for more than a decade to monitor the development of morality in young adults.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:08:48 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36291 at http://wunc.org Is There Anything You Would Not Do For A Million Dollars? This Is Your Brain On Crime http://wunc.org/post/your-brain-crime <div style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the future, neuroscientific evidence may be as prevalent as DNA evidence in the criminal justice system. Today on The State of Things experts discussed the future of <a href="http://wunc.org/post/neuroscience-and-law">neuroscience and the law</a>. Here are some highlights.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:47:04 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31820 at http://wunc.org This Is Your Brain On Crime Neuroscience And The Law http://wunc.org/post/neuroscience-and-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the not so distant future, brain scans may be as prevalent as DNA evidence in the criminal justice system. This neuroscientific evidence has the potential to correct biases and predict criminal recidivism. But critics argue it could be misleading and difficult to refute. Exploring the brain as a means of assessing intent also raises privacy concerns.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:47:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31793 at http://wunc.org Neuroscience And The Law Testosterone Affects Economic Decisions http://wunc.org/post/testosterone-affects-economic-decisions <p>Researchers at Duke University say testosterone affects people’s willingness to take economic risks. Associate professor of psychology and neuroscience Scott Huettel says men and women with high or low levels of testosterone are more likely to take risks in economic situations:</p><p style="margin-left: 40px;">"Testosterone is important, but it’s equally important for men and women it turns out. Your level of testosterone matters quite a lot to how risk-seeking you are, but it matters in much the same for women as it does for men."</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:00:00 +0000 WUNC News 9271 at http://wunc.org