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Comment on “Morality in everyday life”

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Science  15 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6236, pp. 767
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2409


In examining morality in everyday life, Hofmann et al. (Reports, 12 September 2014, p. 1340) conclude that being the target of (im)moral deeds impacts happiness, whereas committing them primarily affects one’s sense of purpose. I point to shortcomings in the analyses and interpretations and caution that, based on the methodological approach, conclusions about everyday life relationships between morality and happiness/purpose are premature.

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