Participation in the MST


Participating in the Moral Sense Test is quick and easy, and puts you at the center of an exciting research project. Before you begin, it is important that you read the information on this page. It describes the test, the conditions under which you should take it, and how to make sure it will load properly on your computer.

In this version of the test you will be presented with several moral dilemmas, and you will be asked to judge each one. Most subjects finish in 15 to 20 minutes. Please do not discuss the questions with anybody else, or consult any texts or outside material, while you are taking the test. This version of the test is for fluent English speakers only.

Your participation in this test is completely voluntary. You may exit the test at any time if you feel uncomfortable with the questions.

Before the test begins we would like you to answer some general background questions. Your answers to these questions, along with your answers to the test questions, are kept strictly confidential. You can read more about the precautions we take to protect your confidentiality in our privacy policy.

The Moral Sense Test requires a web browser equipped with the latest version of Macromedia Flash. Most web users have Flash installed automatically, but if you experience difficulty loading the test, or if you know that you do not have Flash, you can download it.

In addition, if you experience difficulties, please first read the FAQ and then, if your problem is still not resolved, report it.

Finally, we ask that you only take the MST once. If you wish to participate in future versions of the MST, you will be provided the opportunity to register at the end of the test.

I am aware of the possibility of encountering personal challenges with my answers to the MST, as well as possible disagreements with the interpretations of my MST by the researchers responsible for this web site. Knowing this, I wish to proceed.