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Moral disengagement : how people do harm and live with themselves

Author: Albert Bandura
Publisher: New York : Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do otherwise considerate human beings do cruel things and still live in peace with themselves? Drawing on his agentic theory, Dr. Bandura provides a definitive exposition of the psychosocial mechanism by which people selectively disengage their moral self-sanctions from their harmful conduct. They do so by sanctifying their harmful behavior as serving worthy causes; they absolve themselves of blame for the harm  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Bandura
ISBN: 9781464160059 1464160058
OCLC Number: 945188353
Description: xiii, 446, 58, 14, 11 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The nature of moral agency --
Mechanisms of moral disengagement --
The entertainment industry --
The gun industry --
The corporate world --
Capital punishment --
Terrorism and counterterrorism --
Environmental sustainability --
Epilogue --
References --
Name index --
Subject index
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