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The Contextual Character of Moral Integrity

The Contextual Character of Moral Integrity

Transcultural Psychological Applications

by Marek PreissDita Samankova and Tereza Prihodova
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Publication Date: 08/07/2018
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This book discusses outcomes of a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic, examining moral integrity in the post-communist Czech-speaking environment. Chapters map the history of the Euro-Atlantic ethical disciplines from moral philosophy and psychology to evolutionary neuroscience and socio-biology. The authors emphasize the biological and social conditionality of ethics and call for greater differentiation of both research and applied psychological standards in today's globalised world. Using a non-European ethical system - Theravada Buddhism - as a case study, the authors explore the differences in English and Czech interpretations of the religion. They analyse cognitive styles and language as central variables in formatting and interpreting moral values, with important consequences for cultural transferability of psychological instruments. This book will appeal to academics and other specialists in psychology, psychiatry, sociology and related fields, as well as to readers interested in the psychology of ethics.
ISBN:
9783319895352
9783319895352
Category:
Social
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-07-2018
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
229
Dimensions (mm):
210x148mm
Weight:
0.46kg

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