My talk will include an overview of research on monogamy (including studies on consensual non-monogamy), and will attempt to bridge this line of research with burgeoning theories in moral psychology. My aim is to help understand how and why people gravitate toward/away from monogamy based on a diverse array of moral concerns and other personality traits.
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify several frameworks in understanding the intersection between moral psychology and monogamy/non-monogamy.
- Identify salient moral concerns that are relevant to understanding why people gravitate toward/away from monogamy.
- Discuss ways in which understanding theirs and their partners’ moral concerns can help enhance their relationships, especially in the domain of sexuality.