sivan: Wason task performance and morality

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Data from an experimental study, using the Wason selection task (Wason 1968) to examine whether humans have cognitive adaptations for detecting violations of rules in multiple moral domains. Moral domains are operationalized in terms of the five domains of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire (Graham et al. 2011). These data were simulated using the R-package synthpop, based on the characteristics of the original data.




A data.frame with 887 rows and 12 columns.


sex factor Participant sex
age integer Participant age
nationality factor Participant nationality
politics integer How would you define your political opinions? Likert type scale, from 1 (Liberal) to 6 (Conservative)
WasonOrder factor Was the Wason task presented before, or after the MFQ?
Harm numeric MFQ harm domain.
Fairness numeric MFQ fairness domain.
Loyalty numeric MFQ loyalty domain.
Purity numeric MFQ purity domain.
Tasktype ordered How was the Wason task framed?
GotRight factor Did the participant give the correct answer to the Wason task?




Sivan, J., Curry, O. S., & Van Lissa, C. J. (2018). Excavating the Foundations: Cognitive Adaptations for Multiple Moral Domains. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 4(4), 408–419. DOI:10.1007/s40806-018-0154-8

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