Hello! My name is Rafael Jeffery, an AP Research student. My research is called To Kill Or Not To Kill: Moral Foundation Theory and Moral Dilemmas in Video Games.
Video games are a new form of media that has the ability to convey moral dilemmas. However, video games, instead of presenting a moral dilemma, gives the player that ability to act in a moral dilemma. I will be looking at how can peoples’ decisions in moral dilemmas presented in video games can be predicted using the Moral Foundation Theory. I will be using the Moral Foundation Question in order to categorize how different people make decisions and compare it to the actions made in a video game. The results of my research will be used as evidence to my assumption that peoples’ morals are the same in real life and in video games.