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  1. Determinants of Prosocial Behavior in Included Versus Excluded Contexts.Esther Cuadrado, Carmen Tabernero & Wolfgang Steinel - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  • Who Engages with Moral Beauty?Rhett Diessner, Ravi Iyer, Meghan M. Smith & Jonathan Haidt - 2013 - Journal of Moral Education 42 (2):139-163.
    Aristotle considered moral beauty to be the telos of the human virtues. Displays of moral beauty have been shown to elicit the moral emotion of elevation and cause a desire to become a better person and to engage in prosocial behavior. Study 1 (N = 5380) shows engagement with moral beauty is related to several psychological constructs relevant to moral education, and structural models reveal that the story of engagement with moral beauty may be considered a story of love and (...)
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  • Saintly Sacrifice: The Traditional Transmission of Moral Elevation.Craig T. Palmer, Ryan O. Begley & Kathryn Coe - 2013 - Zygon 48 (1):107-127.
    This paper combines the social psychology concept of moral elevation with the evolutionary concept of traditions as descendant-leaving strategies to produce a new explanation of the role of saints in Christianity. Moral elevation refers to the ability of prosocial acts to inspire people to engage in their own acts of charity and kindness. When morally elevating stories and visual depictions become traditional by being passed from one generation to the next, they can produce prosocial behavior advantageous to survival and reproduction (...)
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  • Moral Elevation Reduces Prejudice Against Gay Men.Jonathan Haidt, Calvin K. Lai & Brian A. Nosek - 2014 - Cognition and Emotion 28 (5):781-794.
  • Elevation and the Positive Psychology of Morality.Jonathan Haidt - unknown
    The power of the positive moral emotions to uplift and transform people has long been known, but not by psychologists. In 1771, Thomas Jefferson's friend Robert Skipwith wrote to him asking for advice on what books to buy for his library, and for his own education. Jefferson sent back a long list of titles in history, philosophy, and natural science. But in addition to these obviously educational works, Jefferson advised the inclusion of some works of fiction. Jefferson justified this advice (...)
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  • The Dialogues of Plato.Reginald E. Plato & Allen - 1984