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Ch 16: Issues in Morality

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Get a primer on the psycho-social underpinnings of morality and its effects on society in this chapter on issues in morality. Explore our unique lesson interface with nifty navigation tools and helpful self-assessments.

Issues in Morality - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Ever wonder where morals come from and whether we would be better off without them? This chapter defines morals and explores these questions psychologically. Be sure to complete the video quizzes and chapter test to make sure you have picked up all of the key information. These lessons include discussions of:

  • Moral theories and dilemmas
  • Arguments regarding moral relativism
  • Reasoning in support of living moral-based lives

Video Objectives
The Different Theories of Moral Development The origins of morality are explored through psychoanalytic, cognitive, and evolutionary theories in this video.
Moral Dilemma: Definition, Examples & Quiz Get a definition of moral dilemmas and a quick run-down of how they operate in our daily lives in this brief lesson.
Arguments For & Against Moral Relativism Here, our instructors define moral relativism and outline some of the reasons people support and/or reject it.
Why Be Moral? - Sociological, Psychological & Theological Reasoning These lessons explore some of the social origins of morality and what would happen if people followed no moral code at all.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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