I’m Outraged!

social justice kills

Something a little different today, I discuss the psychology behind virtue signalling and the moral outrage we see on the internet on a daily basis.

I look at my own past behaviour and also a recently published study on how moral outrage is actually self-serving, which you can read for yourself below.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/03/01/moral-outrage-is-self-serving

Other studies that are worth checking out:

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/sites/gsb/files/publication-pdf/Belmi%20Neale%20Mirror%20Mirror%20OBHDP.pdf

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/jonathan-haidt-the-moral-matrix-breaking-out-of-our-righteous-minds/

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0050092

http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~jessegra/papers/GrahamHaidtNosek.2009.Moral%20foundations%20of%20liberals%20and%20conservatives.JPSP.pdf

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