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Ch 6: Social & Personal Ethical Issues

About This Chapter

Explore the moral and ethical arguments surrounding various physical and social situations in this video discussing social and personal ethical issues in psychology. Check your understanding with the handy chapter test and lesson quizzes.

Social & Personal Ethical Issues - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this in-depth chapter our talented instructors bring you greater understanding of the basis and content of various ethical considerations related to certain identities and demographics - including age, gender, and sexuality. We describe the various arguments and counter-arguments with a psycho-social scientific perspective, allowing effective analysis without judgment. These videos describe ethics related to:

  • Behavior
  • Gender and gender roles
  • Privacy
  • Sexuality
  • Age
  • Human rights
  • Economic situation

Behavior: Definition & Explanation Get a foundation on the science of behavior study in general before diving into specific behavior-related topics.
Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood In this video our instructors delve into how gender identity is formed and the ways gender roles are circumscribed by social rules.
Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood Here we discuss how people experience the so-called 'mid-life crisis' and other changes in identity and/or thinking.
The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples Learn about privacy and how the right to it is interpreted in society in this video.
Moral Issues in Sexuality Here we discuss various moral and ethical topics related to sexuality, both within and outside of monogamous relationships.
The Legal Rights of Juveniles Review the rights afforded minors in the U.S. and how those rights are viewed by society in this lesson.
Censorship: Definition, Examples & Issues Get a handle on ethical issues related to censorship with the instruction here.
Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict Students learn to identify and describe these three theories of aging as a precursor to an understanding of ethical considerations regarding the elderly.
Psychosocial Theories of Aging The disengagement, activity, and continuity theories of aging are described in this video for further analysis on the psychological underpinnings related to aging.
Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation Here we jump into the specific challenges associated with aging to better understand age-related ethical questions.
Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact The problems of poverty and elderly abuse are discussed in this video highlighting specific dilemmas related to age.
Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Intervention Despite the best of intentions, intervention in the social experiences of other cultures may not be entirely positive; here we describe why.
Human Rights & Moral Duties: Definition & Relationship Our instructors get into the details of human rights and the types of obligations society must meet to care for its people.
Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors Poverty is strongly associated with criminal behavior, but it is not the only thing. Learn about other factors which may lead people toward crime in this video lesson.
Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality Here we explore the arguments related to economic inequality and whether equality is a worthwhile goal.

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: Social & Personal Ethical Issues
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Behavior: Definition & Explanation

1. Behavior: Definition & Explanation

Learn about the psychological concept of behavior. Learn how the understanding of behavior has changed with new developments in psychology and how behavioral experiments have led to breakthroughs in new psychological therapies.

Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

2. Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

As people age, they begin to think about how their gender affects who they are. Watch this lesson to find out how people construct their gender identity, how society defines gender roles, and how both of these things can impact a marriage.

Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

3. Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

Middle adulthood is a time of great change for most people. But men and women experience those changes differently. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the way gender impacts middle age, including the famed mid-life crisis and gender crossover.

The Legal Rights of Juveniles

4. The Legal Rights of Juveniles

In this lesson, we will learn about the legal rights of juveniles in the United States. We will look at the rights awarded to juveniles and how they are applied in society today.

Legal Rights of Juveniles in the School

5. Legal Rights of Juveniles in the School

Miranda rights help protect citizens from self-incrimination, but what happens when that questioning is directed toward a student at school? Do juveniles have Miranda rights? What if the questioning is done by school officials instead of police?

Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict

6. Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict

The process of aging can be explained and better understood through three perspectives. This lesson will cover the structural-functional, symbolic-interaction and social-conflict perspectives of aging as well as the associated theories that function within those perspectives.

Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

7. Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

There are many challenges that we face as we age. In this lesson, we discuss three of the larger challenges that have been identified by sociologists: retirement, ageism, and social isolation.

Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

8. Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

Late adulthood is often called the 'golden years' of a person's life. But it's not always a positive experience. In this lesson, we'll look at two common issues that occur in late adulthood: poverty and elder abuse.

The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

9. The Right to Privacy: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the right of privacy. We will take a closer look at the right, what it includes and what it means to society today.

Moral Issues in Sexuality

10. Moral Issues in Sexuality

Throughout history, there have been many differing opinions on the morality of sex and its surrounding issues. This lesson will highlight the theories and opinions of a few of the better-known philosophers who opined on this subject: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, and Marquis de Sade.

Censorship: Definition, Examples & Issues

11. Censorship: Definition, Examples & Issues

In this lesson, you can explore the definition and uses of censorship and engage in the ongoing debate about the role of censorship in the modern world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Intervention

12. Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian intervention may seem like it's always a good thing, but really there are quite a few ethical concerns that come along with it. Explore these, then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Human Rights & Moral Duties: Definition & Relationship

13. Human Rights & Moral Duties: Definition & Relationship

The world of ethics can be difficult to navigate. What are rights? What are duties? Do each affect you the same? Explore these ideas and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

14. Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors

More than just economic factors play a role in the potential for someone to commit a violent crime. Some other types of factors that may contribute to someone committing a violent crime are discussed here as well.

Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality

15. Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality

Should all people be equal? Surely, the answer is a resounding yes. Equality should exist with respect to law, opportunity, and so many other things. But what about economics? Should a complacent person be rewarded? In this lesson, we will explore economic equality versus inequality.

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