Moral Maturity

Such an ideal is central to moral development. As Maccoby (1980) suggested, “The essence of moral maturity is giving [initially] equal weight to all moral claims” (p. 349). The balanced aspect of the child's decentered attention gives ...

Author: John C. Gibbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134748303

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The traditional production measure of moral judgment has been the Moral Judgment Interview (MJI), which uses hypothetical moral dilemmas to elicit moral judgment. However, the MJI dilemmas have been criticized as artificial and may not be entirely appropriate for children, certain cultures, and practical moral situations. This unique volume utilizes and evaluates a new production measure of moral judgment, the Sociomoral Reflection Measure -- Short Form (SRM-SF), which substitutes brief stimulus materials and evaluative questions for the moral dilemma technique. The authors report that the SRM-SF exhibits an impressive degree of reliability and validity and is quicker to administer and score than other available measures. To illustrate these findings, this book offers the resources needed for the assessment of the Kohlbergian stage of moral judgment using the SRM-SF. These resources include: an up-to-date review of research and theory, a group-administrable questionnaire, an efficient scoring manual, and self-training exercises in assessment. Psychometrically sound and practical, the SRM-SF has the potential to become the leading moral judgment measure of the 90s.

Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions

looks at the history of moral thought, it is as if women hardly existed' (p. 296). This component in ethical and moral maturity requires us to combine and integrate a number of approaches: situation ethics, relational ethics, ethics of ...

Author: Michael Carroll

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053877

Category: Psychology

Page: 383

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Ethical Maturity in the Helping Professions provides a comprehensive overview of the most influential ideas in ethical thinking across the ages. It explores the ethical challenges through an interdisciplinary approach and presents a brand new model for becoming ethically mature professionals in the process.

Spiritual Maturity

MORAL MATURITY MORAL MATURITY MORAL MATURITY MORAL MATURITY MORAL MATURITY The answers to the question, “Is there a relationship between spiritual maturity and moral maturity?” didn't fall into defined categories, or each division ...

Author: Leslie Reynolds

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462834570

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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piritual Maturity: The Whole Elephant provides a look at spiritual maturity for both spiritual seekers and the spiritually/ religiously committed. It provides a glimpse of the whole elephant, to use a term based on the Hindu metaphor of the blind men and the elephant. It contains widely diverse answers to ten defining questions about spiritual maturity. These questions include: the characteristics of spiritual maturity, the relationship to psychological and moral maturity and to social action and the culture, stages to and which organizations support attainment, alone or in community, how to support others on the path, and where you are. The answers are given by thirty spiritual leaders--not leaders of the national or academic variety, but leaders of the shoe leather variety: clergymen--Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and New Age; university professors and a psychotherapist; monks and sisters; a Native American; followers of Islam, Hindu, and Buddhist practices; members of 12-Step programs and a human development trainer; an African-American Sufi and black Baptist deacon. It is spiritual maturity made accessible to everyone. It closes with the reflections of a university professor after viewing the Holocaust Museum, providing a glimpse of the possible cost of holding on, so rigidly, to our specific understanding of who God is and his possible plan for us. Imagine a dialogue among people who hold very different points of view. The group consists of a Bible church pastor, a law school professor, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, the abbot of a Zen monastery, a Roman Catholic sister who is an instructor in Spiritual Direction, a Baptist worship leader, and a Methodist pastor. Imagine two of them as reluctant participants: one, the member of Alcoholics Anonymous, because he is not exactly a fan of organized religion; the second is the Bible pastor, who appeared suspicious of mingling with other leaders of non-Bible based religions. The dialogue follows: Always the teacher, the law professor begins by giving his definition of spiritual maturity: Coming of age in the spirit. While everyone nods wisely in agreement, they then realize that they all have differing definitions of spirit and even of coming of age. The Methodist pastor picks up the thread. The person would have an awareness of the divine in life. They would have a sense in which they would understand that which we call God and feel some connectedness and relatedness to that God. Looking around for agreement, he continues, They would be able to utilize the rites and rituals of their faith in an effective manner with as little sense of magic or mere wish fulfillment as possible. They would be able to give witness to that in a variety of ways, whatever is appropriate that comes with their setting. He points out, aware of the diversity of the setting, that what he was saying could be taken in the broadest possible sense. This application would apply to a Buddhist, or a Muslim, as well as a Christian. Afraid that the conversation might digress, the Baptist worship leader enters the conversation to qualify: Its not something we can produce. Its Christ-likeness produced inside us through friendship with the triune God. He explains that what spiritual maturity means to the Christian is Holy-Spirit maturity. He elaborates: he means Holy-Spirit-produced maturity... Nodding in agreement, the Buddhist abbot says, I think there is a certain spiritual maturity that comes with people who are really into any spiritual practice--deep into whatever spiritual practice. They seem to be open to all others--seem to have respect for one another. That would be wonderful if we all had that openness to one anothers spiritualities. I encountered my own prejudice: All human beings have particular biases--beliefs that we hold to be true, whether we are aware of them or not. One question I asked, rather awkwardly, of

Business Ethics

Companies also vary in their organizational culture, codes of ethics, and reward systems, which can all affect the way that ethical ... At the bottom level of moral maturity, people are just concerned with their own selfinterest.

Author: Bob Tricker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135075347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Traditionally, books on business ethics focus on CSR, companies’ relations with their stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. More recently, green credentials and sustainability have been added to that agenda. Unconventionally, this book argues that business ethics are basic to running business, not a separate subject. They are inherent to the governance and management of every organization, not an optional exercise in corporate citizenship. Business ethics concern behaviour in business and the behaviour of business. Decisions at every level in a company have ethical implications – strategically in the board room, managerially throughout the organization, and operationally in all of its activities. The use, and sometimes the abuse, of corporate power, the process of corporate governance, raises ethical issues. Business involves risk-taking, whether decisions are at the strategic, managerial, or operational level. Exposure to ethical risk needs to be part of every organization’s strategy formulation, policy making, and enterprise risk management. Designed to be read by both undergraduates and postgraduates, this book is a primer on ethics in business. It is also relevant to ethics courses that are now part of many legal, accountancy and other professional examinations. The book is not about moral philosophy, nor does it prescribe appropriate standards of behaviour or recommend economic, legal or political solutions. Rather it enables readers to recognize ethical issues in business, to respond appropriately, and to embed ethics in business processes. The book not only considers what business ethics are, and why they are important, but offers practical approaches on how to develop a successful corporate ethics culture.

Theology and the Science of Moral Action

Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience American Academy of Religion. ... Lawrence J. Walker and Russell C. Pitts, “Naturalistic Conceptions of Moral Maturity,” Developmental Psychology 34 (1998): 403–419.

Author: James A. Van Slyke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415895798

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology, as well as advances in neuroscientific imaging capabilities, among other fields. To date, scientists studying moral cognition and behaviour have paid little attention to virtue theory, while virtue theorists have yet to acknowledge the new research results emerging from the new science of morality. Theology and the Science of Moral Action explores a new approach to ethical thinking that promotes dialogue and integration between recent research in the scientific study of moral cognition and behaviour—including neuroscience, moral psychology, and behavioural economics—and virtue theoretic approaches to ethics in both philosophy and theology. More particularly, the book evaluates the concept of moral exemplarity and its significance in philosophical and theological ethics as well as for ongoing research programs in the cognitive sciences.

Development in the Workplace

CONCLUSIONS The results of this study have suggested that workers' moral maturity can be stimulated through participation in a moral education intervention while they are engaged in on-site work activities. The data also revealed that ...

Author: Jack Demick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134772100

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Originally presented at the Sixth Adult Development Symposium, the papers in this volume examine possible relationships between the fields of organizational and (adult) developmental psychology with particular emphasis given to the grand developmental theories of Lawrence Kohlberg, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Heinz Werner, and their descendants. On the most general level, the papers on development in the workplace are organized on the basis of the authors' chosen units of analysis -- the individual, the dyad and group, and the organizational culture. The editors conclude by uncovering similarities and differences among the contributors' theoretical approaches to development in the workplace and their own. From a recent extension of Werner's organismic-developmental theory, they focus their suggestions for future research on such issues as: * unit of analysis * the holistic and systemic nature of human behavior and experience * broader conceptualizations of the person, of the environment, and of development * the need for methodological eclecticism * the complimentarity of basic and applied research. Through this lens, they shed light on underlying reasons why the majority of authors have focused on the individual worker as a unit of analysis and then propose that future researchers more broadly define the basic concept of development in the workplace.

SAGE Brief Guide to Business Ethics

DEVELOPMENTAL INTEGRITY AND MORAL MATURITY Developmental integrity capacity is the cognitive and affective final improvement stage of individual and collective moral reasoning and caring relationship formation capabilities from an ...

Author: SAGE Publications

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412997218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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This guide to business ethics provides key terms and concepts related to business ethics in a short, easy-to-use format. It provides objective coverage of theories, corporate social responsibility, human resources issues, consumer protection, and ethical issues in marketing and advertising. It is an ideal supplement for business ethics courses or as a reference for students and practitioners who would like to learn more about the basics of business ethics.

An Ethic of Care

The minimal foundation for such a interpretive claim against a theory would be evidence indicating greater moral maturity for males than for females . For this reason it seems appropriate to review the existing research literature to ...

Author: Mary Jeanne Larrabee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415905680

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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A volume bringing together key contributions to the extensive debate surrounding Carol Gilligan's controversial work on gender differences in moral decision-making. It includes an essay by Gilligan herself, in response to some of her critics.

Human Development

Outcomes of gender comparisons for principled moral reasoning Outcome NS F > M NS NS NS NS NS NS M > F NS NS NS NS NS NS ... ( 1968 ] Haier ( 1977 ) Holstein ( 1976 ) Moral Maturity Scale Moral Maturity Scale Moral Maturity Scale Moral ...



ISBN: UOM:39015020710227

Category: Age

Page: 456

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