Psychological Self-Help

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Chapter 3: Values and Morals:Guidelines for Living
   Introduction
       Why We Need Values and Morals
       Why it is hard to deal with values
       The Golden Rule
       Understanding Why We Need Meaning in Our Lives:
       What's Religion's Role?
       Being Good is Hard
   Writing Your Own Philosophy of Life
       Kohlberg's stages of moral development
       Discussion of Kohlberg's Stages 5 & 6
       Are women's values different from men's values?
       Selecting your guiding principles
   Table 3.1: My preferred way to live
   Table 3.2: What life goals do you want to achieve?
   Table 3.3: What personal characteristics do you most want?
       Self-centered vs. others-centered
       Conscience and Escape from One's Own Conscience
       Pitfalls: repressing our moral standards or remembering our morals only if we are observed
       Other guidelines for living
       Finding meaning in life
       Examples of philosophies of life
       Writing your own philosophy of life
   Putting Your Philosophy Into Action:Research Findings About Helping Others
       Becoming helpful yourself
       Developing a specific plan of action
   Concluding Comments and Recommended Reading

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