|Abstract||Personality and social development begins before birth in the communication among mother, child and environment, during sensitive periods when the child’s brain and body are plastic and epigenetically co-constructed. Triune ethics theory postulates three evolved, neurobiologically-based ethics fostered by early life experience. The security ethic is self-protective. The engagement ethic is relationally attuned. The imagination ethic can abstract from the present moment and imagine alternatives. Climates and cultures can foster one or another ethic. Ancestral environments were more conducive to moral development. Individuals can adopt self-authorship of their moral character through the development of ethical expertise. Recommendations are made for research and policies that study and support optimal moral development.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Lene Arnett Jensen (2011). The Cultural Development of Three Fundamental Moral Ethics: Autonomy, Community, and Divinity. Zygon 46 (1):150-167.
Lisa Kuhmerker (1976). Social Interaction and the Development of a Sense of Right and Wrong in Young Children. Journal of Moral Education 5 (3):257-264.
Charles J. List (1998). On the Moral Significance of a Hunting Ethic. Ethics and the Environment 3 (2):157 - 175.
Kit Richard Christensen (1994). The Politics of Character Development: A Marxist Reappraisal of the Moral Life. Greenwood Press.
Matthew R. Silliman (2006). Sentience and Sensibility: A Conversation About Moral Philosophy. Parmenides Pub..
Charles S. Cockell (2006). The Ethical Relevance of Earth-Like Extrasolar Planets. Environmental Ethics 28 (3):303-314.
Christian Munthe (2001). Divisibility and the Moral Status of Embryos. Bioethics 15 (5-6):382-397.
Richard W. Wilson (1978). A New Direction for the Study of Moral Behaviour. Journal of Moral Education 7 (2):122-131.
Charles Starkey (2007). The Land Ethic, Moral Development, and Ecological Rationality. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):149-175.
Rogene A. Buchholz (1998). The Ethics of Consumption Activities: A Future Paradigm? Journal of Business Ethics 17 (8):871 - 882.
R. A. Withers (1982). Piaget, Moral Development and the Curriculum. Journal of Moral Education 11 (3):159-166.
Brian Gates (2011). 'Doing God' in Ethics and Education: A Play in Five Acts. Journal of Moral Education 40 (3):309-317.
Ben Spiecker (1988). Psychopathy: The Incapacity to Have Moral Emotions. Journal of Moral Education 17 (2):98-104.
Joy Kroeger-Mappes (1994). The Ethic of Care Vis-à-Vis the Ethic of Rights: A Problem for Contemporary Moral Theory. Hypatia 9 (3):108 - 131.
Wendy A. Horwitz (1996). Developmental Origins of Environmental Ethics: The Life Experiences of Activists. Ethics and Behavior 6 (1):29 – 53.
Added to index2011-05-18
Total downloads14 ( #83,117 of 549,087 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,317 of 549,087 )
How can I increase my downloads?