Browsing by Author "Yilmaz, Onurcan"
Authors:Alper, Sinan; Bayrak, Fatih; Yilmaz, Onurcan
Publisher and Date:(Pergamon-Elsevıer Scıence Ltd, 2021)Some of the recent studies suggested that people can make accurate inferences about the level of the Big Five and the Dark Triad personality traits in strangers by only looking at their faces. However, later findings provided only partial support and the evidence is mixed regarding which traits can be accurately inferred from faces. In the current research, to provide further evidence on whether the Big Five and the Dark Triad traits are visible in the face, we report three studies, two of which ...
Do changes in threat salience predict the moral content of sermons? The case of Friday Khutbas in Turkey Authors:Alper, Sinan; Bayrak, Fatih; Us, Elif Öykü; Yilmaz, Onurcan
Publisher and Date:(Wiley, 2020)We analyzed the content of "Friday Khutbas" delivered in Turkish mosques between January 2001 and December 2018 to test the prediction of moral foundations theory (MFT) literature that threat salience would lead to an increased endorsement of binding moral foundations. As societal-level indicators of threat, we examined (a) historical data on the proportion of terrorism-related news published in a Turkish newspaper, (b) the geopolitical risk score of Turkey as measured by Geopolitical Risk Index, ...
Intergroup tolerance leads to subjective morality, which in turn is associated with (but does not lead to) reduced religiosity Authors:Yilmaz, Onurcan; Bahcekapili, Hasan G.; Harma, Mehmet; Sevi, Barış
Publisher and Date:(Sage Publications, 2020)Although the effect of religious belief on morally relevant behavior is well demonstrated, the reverse influence is less known. In this research, we examined the influence of morality on religious belief. In the first study, we used two samples from Turkey and the United States, and specifically tested the hypothesis that intergroup tolerance predicts a shift in meta-ethical views toward subjective morality, which in turn predicts decreased religious belief. To examine the relationship between ...