Sciences and Mathematics, College of
Psychological Science, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Anna Garr Ph.D
Individuals who abuse substances are often morally judged and disregarded in society. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between moral values and attitudes towards substance abuse. Participants were recruited from introductory to psychology courses at Belmont University and given a modified version of the Perceived Substance Abuse Scale and a scale to measure how they value certain domains of morality (harm, ingroup, purity, authority, reciprocity) using the Moral Foundations Questionnaire. We expect to find positive correlations between the harm, purity, ingroup, and authority domains of morality with negative attitudes towards substance abuse. We also expect there to be no significant correlation between the reciprocity domain of morality and substance abuse attitudes.
Haffey, Olivia; Duncan, Christina; and Driggers, Samantha, "The Relationship Between Moral Foundations and Substance Abuse Attitudes" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 132.