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"If you love me keep my commandments": religiosity increases preference for rule-based moral arguments

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"If you love me keep my commandments" : religiosity increases preference for rule-based moral arguments. / Piazza, Jared.

In: International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2012, p. 285-302.

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Piazza, Jared. / "If you love me keep my commandments" : religiosity increases preference for rule-based moral arguments. In: International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 2012 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 285-302.

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