PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes -High Crime, Prosocial Behavior, Moral Realism
Every society has a system of rules about the rightness and the wrongness of certain behaviors. Satisfaction when conforming and emotional discomfort when violating. Internalization, children incorporate other"s ideas and beliefs into own concepts of themselves and develop personal standards of conduct. 3 basic components of morality: cognitive, behavioral and emotional. Cognitive, knowledge of ethical rules and judgments of the goodness and badness of acts. Behavioral, people"s actual behavior in situations that invoke ethical considerations. Emotional, people"s feeling about situations and behaviors that involve moral and ethical decisions. Empathy: experiencing the same emotion that some else is. Mature morality includes both an understanding and acceptance of social rules and a concern for equality and reciprocity in human relationships, form basis of justice. How children change their attitudes toward rules in common games and by examining the way they change their judgments of the seriousness of transgressions over time.