EDHD 320 Social Cognition and Morality November 1 2011

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EDHD 320 Social Cognition and Morality How do people come to judge acts as right and wrong and behave in ways that show they know the difference? November, 2011
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Social Cognition and Morality Social Cognition: how we come to think about ourselves in relation to others- e.g., figure out why people do what they do Morality: 3 Different Approaches 1) Moral Emotions, 2) Moral Judgment, and 3) Moral Behavior: how we feel about a particular situation, how we reason about whether an action is right or wrong, and whether we do what is right or wrong .
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1) We come to be moral individuals because identify with the same gender parent, and take on their moral standards; Freud’s psychoanalytic theory said that a conscience ( super-ego) takes over the moral standards and then controls through guilt or shame so that standards are not violated ( internal policeman) Current Theory of Moral Emotions: Empathy acts as a curb on bad behavior and promotes good behavior: Empathy : Herald Square Incident; four components 1) Perceptual: accurate perception of feelings 2) Cognitive : ability to take the role of another 3) Emotion: emotion that matches that of the other 4) Behavior: behavior tailored to others’ needs 1) Moral Emotion
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Do Moral Emotions Actually Guide Our Behavior? Research
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