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Moral selves, evil selves : the social psychology of conscience

Author: Steven Hitlin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"People have strong moral beliefs about right and wrong, yet commonly act contrary to those beliefs. Most of us, at some time or another, have crossed a moral line and yet still view ourselves as moral and have a clean conscience. From intimate relationships to national politics, we define ourselves in large part by how we - and our friends, family, and members of our social groups - draw moral lines around our  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitlin, Steven.
Moral selves, evil selves.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hitlin
ISBN: 0230603955 9780230603950
OCLC Number: 156831922
Description: x, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Building a social psychology of conscience --
Moving parts --
Evolution, society, and conscience : social influences on morality --
Processes of conscience : how the moral mind works --
How situations subvert conscience --
Us and them : shifting moral provinces --
Conscience in individual functioning : self-deception and moral self-biases --
Conscience and moral horizons --
Moral ambiguity of personhood --
Possibility of morality.
Responsibility: Steven Hitlin.
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This book highlights the oft neglected moral aspect of "the self," examining the variety of neurological, psychological, and social processes that enter into the development and maintenance of moral  Read more...


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"We very much need a smart Sociology of Morality, but amazingly it does not exist. Steven Hitlin is one of the most promising young scholars in the discipline who is seeking to correct that problem. Read more...

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