Ideology, shared moral narratives, and the dark side of collective rationalization

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43 (2020)
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Abstract

This commentary extends the target article's useful concepts to consider collective instances of representational exchange. When groups collectively rationalize their actions, entire networks of beliefs and desires can be created and maintained in the form of shared moral narratives and system-justifying ideologies. These collective rationalization cases illustrate how adaptive advantages can come at the expense of the truth.

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Beyond Beliefs: Religions Bind Individuals Into Moral Communities.Jesse Graham & Jonathan Haidt - 2010 - Personality and Social Psychology Review 14 (1):140-150.

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