Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Has anyone got any examples of Moral Dilemmas? Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone.

    As an extension of my A level Psychology studies, we are going to be producing a research paper based on a topic of our choice. I have decided to look into the concept of maturity and moral dilemmas. However, I need to find a good range of moral dilemmas which could be applied to all ages.

    I have got some dilemmas like the heinz dilemma, but I need to find a lot more which can be applied to primary school children, adults and the elderly.

    Any examples would be fab!

    Thank you
    • Official TSR Representative
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.


    Just quoting in Alisaurus Cats so she can move the thread if needed :wizard:
    Spoiler:
    Show
    (Original post by Alisaurus Cats)
    x
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by clucky_chick)
    Hi everyone.

    As an extension of my A level Psychology studies, we are going to be producing a research paper based on a topic of our choice. I have decided to look into the concept of maturity and moral dilemmas. However, I need to find a good range of moral dilemmas which could be applied to all ages.

    I have got some dilemmas like the heinz dilemma, but I need to find a lot more which can be applied to primary school children, adults and the elderly.

    Any examples would be fab!

    Thank you
    Getting either chicken teriyaki or big beef melt from subway, one has waaay more calories than the other.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I remember this one moral dilemma. I can't remember where I got it from, but here it is.

    A train is coming towards you. You know how you can change the direction of a train by turning some sort of lever? Well you're right next to one. On one track is 50 people, all random people of all ages that you haven't seen before. On the other track is 10 loved ones, all of whom you have a deep emotional relationship with. Which track do you send the train to?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ua3142)
    Getting either chicken teriyaki or big beef melt from subway, one has waaay more calories than the other.
    Haha, yes!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spratty)
    I remember this one moral dilemma. I can't remember where I got it from, but here it is.

    A train is coming towards you. You know how you can change the direction of a train by turning some sort of lever? Well you're right next to one. On one track is 50 people, all random people of all ages that you haven't seen before. On the other track is 10 loved ones, all of whom you have a deep emotional relationship with. Which track do you send the train to?
    Thank you. Yes, I was thinking of using one which was similar to that. My issue is that children and adults must be able to understand the dilemma. I might just research older children e.g. 10 years + going up to elderly.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by clucky_chick)
    Thank you. Yes, I was thinking of using one which was similar to that. My issue is that children and adults must be able to understand the dilemma. I might just research older children e.g. 10 years + going up to elderly.
    Hmm...how about this. Instead of having people on the railway tracks you can generalise it down to their favourite toys that they're quite attached to (eg. 5) vs 10 different toys that they haven't seen? Or you could ask them to choose between 1/2 favourite foods and every other food? Food is important to kids as they're pretty picky
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spratty)
    Hmm...how about this. Instead of having people on the railway tracks you can generalise it down to their favourite toys that they're quite attached to (eg. 5) vs 10 different toys that they haven't seen? Or you could ask them to choose between 1/2 favourite foods and every other food? Food is important to kids as they're pretty picky
    Wow, that does sound like a good idea. Thank you so much, I will look into that. It could work really well!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Should you kill a child who got bit by a zombie

    *does this have to be real life.

    lol just in case it does, should you kill a child with a terrible contagious virus/disease...
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    For children isn't there one about eating a marshmallow and not lying or whatever? Someone will know what I mean
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    assuming you come into a large sum of money which you will only use to help people is it better to use all the money now to help people or to invest it which has risk but a positive expectation in the hopes that you can help more people later.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    How are your GCSEs going so far?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.