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Moral disengagement : how people do harm and live with themselves

Summary: "How do otherwise considerate human beings do cruel things and still live in peace with themselves? Drawing on his agentic theory, Dr. Bandura provides a definitive exposition of the psychosocial mechanism by which people selectively disengage their moral self-sanctions from ... their harmful conduct. They do so by sanctifying their harmful behavior as serving worthy causes; they absolve themselves of blame for the harm they cause by displacement and diffusion of responsibility; they minimize or deny the harmful effects of their actions; and they dehumanize those they maltreat and blame them for bringing the suffering on themselves. Dr. Bandura's theory of moral disengagement is uniquely broad in scope. Theories of morality focus almost exclusively at the individual level. He insightfully extends the disengagement of morality to the social-system level through which large-scale inhumanities are perpetrated...Moral disengagement will transform your thinking about how otherwise considerate people can behave inhumanely and still feel good about themselves." -- Book jacket   Vis mere Vis mindre

Summary: "How do otherwise considerate human beings do cruel things and still live in peace with themselves? Drawing on his agentic theory, Dr. Bandura provides a definitive exposition of the psychosocial mechanism by which people selectively disengage their moral self-sanctions from ... their harmful conduct. They do so by sanctifying their harmful behavior as serving worthy causes; they absolve themselves of blame for the harm they cause by displacement and diffusion of responsibility; they minimize or deny the harmful effects of their actions; and they dehumanize those they maltreat and blame them for bringing the suffering on themselves. Dr. Bandura's theory of moral disengagement is uniquely broad in scope. Theories of morality focus almost exclusively at the individual level. He insightfully extends the disengagement of morality to the social-system level through which large-scale inhumanities are perpetrated...Moral disengagement will transform your thinking about how otherwise considerate people can behave inhumanely and still feel good about themselves." -- Book jacket   Vis mere Vis mindre
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Titel
Moral disengagement : how people do harm and live with themselves
Bidrag
Albert Bandura
Sprog
Engelsk
Udgiver
Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning
Udgivelsesår
2016
Omfang
xiii, 446, 58, 14, 11 pages, illustrations, 24 cm
Referencer
Includes bibliographical references (pages R1-R58) and indexes.
ISBN
978-1-4641-6005-9, 1464160058
Indhold
Preface -- The nature of moral agency -- Mechanisms of moral disengagement -- The entertainment industry -- The gun industry -- The corporate world -- Capital punishment -- Terrorism and counterterrorism -- Environmental sustainability -- Epilogue -- References -- Name index -- Subject ... index   Vis mere Vis mindre