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  1. Are You Morally Modified?: The Moral Effects of Widely Used Pharmaceuticals.Neil Levy, Thomas Douglas, Guy Kahane, Sylvia Terbeck, Philip J. Cowen, Miles Hewstone & Julian Savulescu - 2014 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 21 (2):111-125.
    A number of concerns have been raised about the possible future use of pharmaceuticals designed to enhance cognitive, affective, and motivational processes, particularly where the aim is to produce morally better decisions or behavior. In this article, we draw attention to what is arguably a more worrying possibility: that pharmaceuticals currently in widespread therapeutic use are already having unintended effects on these processes, and thus on moral decision making and morally significant behavior. We review current evidence on the moral effects (...)
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    Beta adrenergic blockade reduces utilitarian judgement.Sylvia Terbeck, Guy Kahane, Sarah McTavish, Julian Savulescu, Neil Levy, Miles Hewstone & Philip Cowen - 2013 - Biological Psychology 92 (2):323-328.
    Noradrenergic pathways are involved in mediating the central and peripheral effects of physiological arousal. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of noradrenergic transmission in moral decision-making. We studied the effects in healthy volunteers of propranolol (a noradrenergic beta-adrenoceptor antagonist) on moral judgement in a set of moral dilemmas pitting utilitarian outcomes (e.g., saving five lives) against highly aversive harmful actions (e.g., killing an innocent person) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group design. Propranolol (40 mg orally) (...)
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    Cognitive Enhancement and Motivation Enhancement: An Empirical Comparison of Intuitive Judgments.Nadira S. Faber, Thomas Douglas, Felix Heise & Miles Hewstone - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience 6 (1):18-20.
    In an empirical study, we compared how lay people judge motivation enhancement as opposed to cognitive enhancement. We found alienation is not seen as a danger associated with either form of enhancement. Cognitive enhancement is seen as more morally wrong than motivation enhancement, and users of cognitive enhancement tend to be judged as less deserving of praise and success than users of motivation enhancement. These more negative judgments of cognitive enhancement may be driven by differences in perceived fairness rather than (...)
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  4. Disease, Normality, and Current Pharmacological Moral Modification.Neil Levy, Thomas Douglas, Guy Kahane, Sylvia Terbeck, Philip J. Cowen, Miles Hewstone & Julian Savulescu - 2014 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 21 (2):135-137.
    Response to commentary. We are grateful to Crockett and Craigie for their interesting remarks on our paper. We accept Crockett’s claim that there is a need for caution in drawing inferences about patient groups from work on healthy volunteers in the laboratory. However, we believe that the evidence we cited established a strong presumption that many of the patients who are routinely taking a medication, including many people properly prescribed the medication for a medical condition, have morally significant aspects of (...)
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    A review of neuroimaging studies of race-related prejudice: does amygdala response reflect threat? [REVIEW]Adam M. Chekroud, Jim A. C. Everett, Holly Bridge & Miles Hewstone - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Feelings about Meeting Them? Episodic and Chronic Intergroup Emotions Associated with Positive and Negative Intergroup Contact As Predictors of Intergroup Behavior.Mathias Kauff, Frank Asbrock, Ulrich Wagner, Thomas F. Pettigrew, Miles Hewstone, Sarina J. Schäfer & Oliver Christ - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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  7. An evaluation of the impact of the European Association of Social Psychology A response to Schruijer (2012).Miles Hewstone, Karmela Liebkind, Maria Lewicka, János László, Alberto Voci, Alberta Contarello, Ángel Gómez, Alexandra Hantzi, Michal Bilewicz & Ana Guinote - 2012 - History of the Human Sciences 25 (3):117-126.
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    Social Cognition. Perspectives on Social Psychology.Marilynn B. Brewer & Miles Hewstone (eds.) - 2004 - Blackwell.
    Social Cognition is a collection of readings from the four-volume set of Blackwell Handbooks of Social Psychology that examine the mental representations that ...
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    An evaluation of the impact of the European Association of Social Psychology: A response to Schruijer.Kristina Petkova, Sylvie Graf, Ana Guinote, Michal Bilewicz, Alexandra Hantzi, Ángel Gómez, Alberta Contarello, Alberto Voci, János László, Maria Lewicka, Karmela Liebkind & Miles Hewstone - 2012 - History of the Human Sciences 25 (3):117-126.
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    Of babies and bathwater, and rabbits and rabbit holes: A plea for conflict prevention, not conflict promotion.Miles Hewstone, Hermann Swart & Gordon Hodson - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (6):436-437.
    Dixon et al. overlook the fact that contact predicts not only favorable out-group attitudes/evaluations, but also cognitions, affect, and behavior. The weight of evidence supporting the benefits of intergroup contact cautions against throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The goal to in pursuit of social equality, we argue, incautiously risks hurling us down the proverbial rabbit hole.
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