[POLL] LessWrong group on YourMorals.org (2015)

In 2011, In­quil­ineKea posted a Dis­cus­sion topic on YourMo­rals.org, a psy­chol­ogy re­search web­site which pro­vides scores of psy­chol­ogy scales/​in­ven­to­ries/​sur­veys/​tests to the gen­eral pub­lic to gather large sam­ples. Niftily, YourMo­rals lets users sign up for par­tic­u­lar groups, and then when you take tests, you can see your own re­sults alongside group av­er­ages of liber­als/​con­ser­va­tives/​liber­tar­i­ans & $GROUP. A lot of time has passed and I think most LWers don’t know about it, so I’m re­post­ing so peo­ple can use it.

The reg­u­lar re­search has had in­ter­est­ing re­sults like show­ing a dis­tinct pat­tern of cog­ni­tive traits and val­ues as­so­ci­ated with liber­tar­ian poli­tics, but there’s no rea­son one can’t use it for in­ves­ti­gat­ing LWers in more de­tail; for ex­am­ple, go­ing through the re­sults, “we can see that many of us con­sider pu­rity/​re­spect to be far less morally sig­nifi­cant than most”, and we col­lec­tively seem to have Con­scien­tious­ness is­sues. (I also drew on it re­cently for a gay mar­riage com­ment.) If there were more data, it might be in­ter­est­ing to look at the re­sults and see where LWers di­verge the most from liber­tar­i­ans (the main­stream group we seem most psy­cholog­i­cally similar to), but un­for­tu­nately for a lot of the tests, there’s too lit­tle to bother with (LW n<10). Maybe more peo­ple could take it.

You can sign up us­ing http://​​www.your­morals.org/​​set­graph­group.php?grp=623d5410f705f6a1f92c83565a3cfffc

All quizzes: http://​​www.your­morals.org/​​all_moral­ity_val­ues_quizzes.php

Big 5: http://​​www.your­morals.org/​​bigfive_pro­cess.php

(You can see some of my re­sults at http://​​www.gw­ern.net/​​Links#pro­file )