When People Close To Us Behave Immorally, We Are Inclined To Protect Them — Even If Their Crimes Are Particularly Heinous.

Matthew Warren.

Editor’s comment on an article ‘Punish or Protect? How Close Relationships Shape Responses to Moral Violations’ (see link on page) which concerns reactions when someone close to you is under threat. Complex interpersonal dynamics in familial and intimate relationships may affect reactions. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/09/30/when-people-close-to-us-behave-immorally-we-are-inclined-to-protect-them-even-if-their-crimes-are-particularly-heinous/