Moral Decision-Making

A substantial part of today's research on moral neuopsychology aims to understand the role of emotions and cognition in the moral decision-making. In particular, we try to find a model that can describe the exact process that begins with the presentation of a moral stimulus and ends with the completion of a moral choice. A model that is able to explain what variables come into play, what functions they have and how they interact with each other (with a focus on emotional and cognitive processes) to be able to explain the process of moral decision-making. Furthermore in our research we pay particular attention to the study of personal characteristics that influence this type of decision-making.

National and International Pubblications
Books and book chapters

Tutino, S., Balconi, M. Promuovere la creatività per una gestione assertiva dei conflitti negli adolescenti, in Educare al pensiero creativo (A.       Antonietti, S. Molteni, Eds.). Erickson, Trento, 2014, pp. 283-296.
Balconi, M., Terenzi, A., Neuropsychology of moral judgment and risk seeking: what in common? A new look on emotional contribution to decision-
, in Neuroscience and the Economics of Decision-Making (A. Innocenti, A. Sirigu, Eds.). Routledge, USA, 2012, pp.86-108.

Scientific papers


Antonietti, A., Balconi, M., Analogical reasoning: an incremental or insightful process? What cognitive and cortical evidences suggest, «Cognitive       Neuroscience», 1, 137-138.