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Dual-process models of morality claim that those who reason more should make more utilitarian moral judgments. Across 8 studies, we find strong evidence for this claim.
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Our team has found that people's tendency to avoid mental effort predicts a number of constructs that are common to several forms of psychiatric illness.
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In this paper, we discuss how tools from behavioral economics provide a fruitful ground for understanding how people balance costs and benefits when exerting mental effort.
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In this series of studies, we demonstrate that our willingness to exert model-based control depends on the amount of mental effort it requires.