Originally published in 1989, this joint venture of American and Polish psychologists provides an international perspective on the psychological factors that make people attend to the well-being of others and of society. The individual sections focus on: theoretical perspectives in the nature of values; the development of positive values; the place of values in various types of decisions; the regulation of behaviors through values and the relation of values to behavioral outcomes; and sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and historical perspectives on values.
Introduction. Part 1: Values: General Theoretical Perspectives 1. Values from the Perspective of Cognitive-Experimental Self-Theory Seymour Epstein 2. Dimensions of Development in Moral Values Janusz Reykowski 3. Individual and Societal (Group) Values in a Motivational Perspective and Their Role in Benevolence and Harmdoing Ervin Staub Part 2: Development of Positive Values 4. Empathy and Prosocial Activism Martin L. Hoffman 5. The Development of Prosocial Values Nancy Eisenberg 6. Contextual Relativism of Moral Judgment in Late Childhood and Early Adolescence Adam Niemczyński, Agnieszka Maciejowska 7. Informational Integration in Moral Reasoning: Conceptual and Methodological Implications Martin F. Kaplan Part 3: Moral Decisions and Functioning of Moral Values 8. Equality and Economic Efficiency: Is there a Trade-off? Morton Deutsch 9. Evaluative Perspective and Distributive Justice Krystyna Skarżyńska 10. Information and Evaluation Processes in Decision Making Tadeusz Tyszka 11. Social Values and Multiple Outcome Comparisons John M. Levine and Richard L. Moreland Part 4: Values and the Regulation of Behavior 12. Personal Values, Moral Principles, and a Three- Path Model of Prosocial Motivation C.Daniel Batson 13. The System of Personal Values and Behavior Bogdan Wojciszke 14. The Development of Motives, Self-Identities, and Values Tied to Blood Donation: A Polish-American Comparison Study Jane Allyn Piliavin Part 5: Sociopolitical, Socioeconomic, and Historical Views on Values 15. Moral Values and Political Attitudes Aleksandra Jasińska-Kania 16. Perception of the Sociopolitical System and Sense of Political Autonomy-Alienation Krzysztof Korzeniowski 17. Social Stratification, Conditions of Work, and Parental Socialization Values Duane F. Alwin 18. Women, Morality and Social Change from a Discourse Analysis Perspective E. Ann Kaplan. Author Index. Subject Index.
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