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Moral Essentialism and Generosity Among Children and Adults: Data for Study 3

Heiphetz, Larisa A.

Data from Study 3 in a series of studies investigating whether participants view goodness and badness in essentialist terms and probing the consequences of these essentialist perceptions. Study 3 showed that essentialist views of recipients influenced adults' generosity. Participants shared fewer resources than would be expected by chance with people whose badness was described in essentialist terms, an effect that did not appear to be driven by demand characteristics and that emerged even when both descriptions explicitly noted that the character would always remain bad. Data file created using SPSS.


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March 19, 2019


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