Chapter 3: Values and Morals:Guidelines for Living
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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