Varieties of moral personality: beyond the banality of heroism.

@article{Walker2010VarietiesOM,
  title={Varieties of moral personality: beyond the banality of heroism.},
  author={L. Walker and Jeremy A Frimer and W. Dunlop},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={
          907-42
        }
}
Four perspectives dominate thinking about moral heroism: One contends that moral action is primarily instigated by situational pressures, another holds that moral excellence entails the full complement of virtues, the third asserts a single superintending principle, and the fourth posits different varieties of moral personality. This research addresses these competing perspectives by examining the personalities of moral heroes. Participants were 50 national awardees for moral action and 50… Expand
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