Selective Moral Disengagement in the Exercise of Moral Agency

  title={Selective Moral Disengagement in the Exercise of Moral Agency},
  author={A. Bandura},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  pages={101 - 119}
  • A. Bandura
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Moral Education
  • Moral agency has dual aspects manifested in both the power to refrain from behaving inhumanely and the proactive power to behave humanely. Moral agency is embedded in a broader socio-cognitive self-theory encompassing affective self-regulatory mechanisms rooted in personal standards linked to self-sanctions. Moral functioning is thus governed by self-reactive selfhood rather than by dispassionate abstract reasoning. The self-regulatory mechanisms governing moral conduct do not come into play… CONTINUE READING
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