This study examines gender, Moral Foundations Questionnaire scores and political partisanship as they relate to moral dilemmas. MFQ scores are the result of a moral foundations questionnaire. Moral dilemmas were posed through two trolley problems in which the answer was to either push, or not push either a lever or a person. Males and the politically non-partisan were more likely to make more utilitarian decisions, associated with lower purity scores with MFQ. Females showed an opposing dilemma solving strategy associating with higher purity scores.
Scott Ashburn is a 41-year-old senior at Kent State Geauga with a major in Psychology. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 11-year-old son, woodworking, is a fanatical Breaking Bad fan and eagerly awaits the coming season of Game of Thrones.