101b. The Perceived Moral Character of Soldiers

3:45 PM–5:00 PM Mar 3, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Centennial III



  • Hanne Watkins, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Geoff Goodwin, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Within a larger project on perceptions of soldiers, in 2 studies (Ns = 292, 545) we investigated the effect of soldiers’ moral judgment regarding their country’s war effort, on evaluations of their character. Under some conditions, soldiers who rejected the war were seen as more principled and kind, while those who endorsed it were seen as more dedicated and competent.