Moral philosophy and empirical moral psychology meet in meta-ethics. Meta-ethics deals with the nature and status of ethical evaluation. One of its branches is moral psychology. Moral psychology asks what kind of state of mind you are in when you make an ethical evaluation, and how that state of mind is related to action or motivation to act. Is it a cognitive, belief-like state? Or is the bond between ethical evaluation and motivation so tight that it is non-cognitive, akin to desire or emotion? Moral psychology also discusses topics such as moral emotions, weakness of will, and moral responsibility (Cullity, 2006).