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What is Moral Development

Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education
A process through which one progresses from one view of how societies ought to be organized to another.
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Academic Dishonesty among Engineering Undergraduates in the United States
Trevor S. Harding (California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, USA), Cynthia J. Finelli (University of Michigan, USA), and Donald D. Carpenter (Lawrence Technological University, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1610-1.ch007
Over the past 15-years the authors have undertaken a series of research studies examining the tendency of undergraduate engineering students to participate in unethical behaviors, such as academic dishonesty, and the nature of the decision-making that such students use when faced with an opportunity to behave unethically. The four studies, PACES-1, WES, PACES-2, and SEED, have elucidated the extent of the problem of academic dishonesty among engineering students and demonstrated that cheating in college is associated with unethical workplace behaviors. They have also confirmed that a model of ethical decision-making can successfully predict an individual's intention to engage in unethical behavior in the future. Finally, the studies have shown that, while engineering students' ethical reasoning improves throughout college, their tendency to engage in unethical behaviors such as cheating actually increases, suggesting there is a gap between moral judgment capacity and moral behavior.
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Stages of awareness of what is considered “right” and “wrong” and determinations of fairness and justice.
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Building Values in Primary Education Enhancing Social and Democratic Participation
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A Consciousness-Based Approach to Management Education for Integrity
In Kohlberg’s theory, the progression of maturation from fear of punishment in preconventional stages, to respect for conventions, to autonomous morality in postconventional stages. Such development is accompanied by reorganization of brain functioning.
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The process throught which every individual develop proper attitudes and behaviors toward other people in society, based on social and cultural norms, rules, and laws.
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Education of Ethics of Science and Technology Across Cultures
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