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Allocations of child custody postdivorce are currently determined according to the best interest standard; that is, what is best for the child. Decisions about what is best for a child

Allocations of child custody postdivorce are currently determined according to the best interest standard; that is, what is best for the child. Decisions about what is best for a child necessarily reflect cultural norms, at least in part. It is therefore useful as well as interesting to ask whether current understandings of the best interest standard align with moral intuitions of lay citizens asked to take the role of judge in hypothetical cases. Do factors such as whether 1 parent had an extramarital affair influence how respondents would award custody?

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  • 2014-08-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1037/law0000016
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      1076-8971
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      1939-1528
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    Votruba, Ashley M., Braver, Sanford L., Ellman, Ira Mark, & Fabricius, William V. (2014). Moral Intuitions About Fault, Parenting, and Child Custody After Divorce. PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW, 20(3), 251-262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000016

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