PSY 265 Week 1-Checkpoint - Sexuality and Value Systems

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PSY 265 Sexuality and Value Systems CheckPoint The value system that I most relate to is that of rationalism. I like to step back and examine what the possible consequences may be before making any decisions. I do not tend to make any spur of the moment decisions without thinking everything through first. I also believe that I relate somewhat to utilitarianism because I like to do what is best for both me and others who may be affected. Overall I would definitely say that I relate more to rationalism while also relating to certain aspects of utilitarianism. I cannot relate to hedonism or asceticism at all. I do not let the “heat of the moment” impair my judgment like that of hedonism.
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Unformatted text preview: Religion is not a very large part of my life, so I do not base my sexual decisions upon my religious beliefs either. On a related note I also agree with Joseph Fletcher’s situational ethics approach to sexual decisions. I believe that our decisions should be based upon our own judgment, and not based upon social norms or the opinions of others. Every situation is different, which means that our reactions to these situations will be different as well. Our own personal morals will help us make the decision that we believe is best for us. Reference Rathus, S.A., Nevid, J.S., and Fichner-Rathus, L. (2005). Human sexuality in a world of diversity. (6th ed.) Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon....
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