Rui Costa Lopes (University of Lisbon): Thinking about meritocracy and killing low status group members!
Date et lieu : Lundi 29 janvier 2018 à 14h
We face trivial decisions everyday but every once in a while we face decisions with a deep impact on others as they may imply serious harm or unequal distribution of relevant material or symbolic resources. These socially critical decisions include “shoot vs. not-shoot” police decisions as a function of different ethnic target groups, medical decisions, moral dilemmas and legal decisions. A consistent result across these different decisional contexts (though with some caveats) indicates that low status group members are targeted with more unfavorable decisions. This presentation will focus on the role of the salience of a meritocratic norm on these decisions.