By Larry P. Nucci

This two-part publication offers idea and study demonstrating that morality varieties a website of social values that's specified from concerns of societal conference. It provides functional feedback for academics on the way to identify an ethical lecture room weather, take care of pupil self-discipline, combine ethical and social values schooling into the curriculum, and give a contribution to scholars' improvement of the ethical self. the writer tackles arguable issues--such because the relation among morality and non secular ideas, and the character of cultural version in ethical value--with examine and idea, instead of ideology.

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Findings for the high school and college-age Catholics’ responses to questions regarding the removal of Church rules are presented in the table. 6% high school, 98% university) viewed it as wrong for church authorities to remove rules governing moral transgressions, such as hitting and stealing. 7%) Catholics viewed it as wrong for the pope to remove the church rules regarding nonmoral (conventional) behaviors, such as fasting prior to communion, the ordination of women, the use of contraceptives, or engaging in premarital sex.

For the remaining quarter of our subjects, who professed a belief in papal infallibility, our findings may reflect an incredulity on their part that the pope would make the error of removing church rules governing moral actions. In either case, these results are in line with the view that people may generate ideas about the prescriptivity of moral actions independent of the rules or pronouncements of religious authorities. 1. Percentages of High School and University Catholics Responding “It Would Be Wrong” to Questions Regarding Religious Rules Would it be wrong or all right for the pope and cardinals to drop the rule about the act?

Damnation) as engagement in the prohibited moral acts. These data are consistent with findings from other research in secular settings indicating that children and adolescents tend morality and religious rules 23 to rate moral transgressions as more serious than violations of convention (Tisak and Turiel, 1988), and indicate that the Catholic adolescents and young adults in our study based their judgments of the greater seriousness of moral transgressions on criteria other than the punishments assumed by Catholic dogma.

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