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Joshua Rottman
Boston University
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    Professional Physical Scientists Display Tenacious Teleological Tendencies: Purpose-Based Reasoning as a Cognitive Default.Deborah Kelemen, Joshua Rottman & Rebecca Seston - 2013 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 142 (4):1074-1083.
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    Tainting the Soul: Purity Concerns Predict Moral Judgments of Suicide.Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2014 - Cognition 130 (2):217-226.
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    Hindering Harm and Preserving Purity: How Can Moral Psychology Save the Planet?Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (2):134-144.
    The issues of climate change and environmental degradation elicit diverse responses. This paper explores how an understanding of human moral psychology might be used to motivate conservation efforts. Moral concerns for the environment can relate to issues of harm or impurity . Aversions to harm are linked to concern for current or future generations, non-human animals, and anthropomorphized aspects of the environment. Concerns for purity are linked to viewing the environment as imbued with sacred value and therefore worthy of being (...)
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    The Big ‘Whoops!’ in the Study of Intentional Behavior: An Appeal for a New Framework in Understanding Human Actions.Evelyn Rosset & Joshua Rottman - 2014 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 14 (1-2):27-39.
    Distinguishing intentional behavior from accidental behavior is a crucial component of social cognition and a major developmental achievement. It has often been assumed that developmental changes in intentional reasoning result from a gradual sophistication in the ability to discern intentions in action. We take issue with this notion, demonstrating that data from cognitive, developmental, and social psychology are more consistent with the hypothesis that it is instead a gradual sophistication in the ability to understand accidents that drives developmental change.
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    Aliens Behaving Badly: Children’s Acquisition of Novel Purity-Based Morals.Joshua Rottman & Deborah Kelemen - 2012 - Cognition 124 (3):356-360.
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    Purity Matters More Than Harm in Moral Judgments of Suicide: Response to Gray.Joshua Rottman, Deborah Kelemen & Liane Young - 2014 - Cognition 133 (1):332-334.
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    Comment: Scholarly Disgust and Related Mysteries.Joshua Rottman & Liane Young - 2014 - Emotion Review 6 (3):222-223.
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    Breaking Down Biocentrism: Two Distinct Forms of Moral Concern for Nature.Joshua Rottman - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    The Morality of Martyrdom and the Stigma of Suicide.Joshua Rottman & Deborah Kelemen - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (4):375-376.
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