Moral Development and Citizenship Education

Handbook of Moral Motivation

Theories, Models, Applications

Editors: Heinrichs, Karin, Oser, Fritz, Lovat, Terence (Eds.)

  • "The volume offers a unique updated, cross-disciplinary appraisal of the age old question 'what motivates people to do good and to prevent the bad?', a question with burning relevance to a world which is often accused of having lost its sense of truth and goodness, and hence being on a path of self-destruction."

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The Handbook of Moral Motivation offers a contemporary and comprehensive appraisal of the age-old question about motivation to do the good and to prevent the bad. From a research point of view, this question remains open even though we present here a rich collection of new ideas and data. Two sources helped the editors to frame the chapters: first they looked at an overwhelmingly fruitful research tradition on motivation in general (attribution theory, performance theory, self-determination theory, etc.) in relationship to morality. The second source refers to the tension between moral judgment (feelings, beliefs) and the real moral act in a twofold manner: (a) as a necessary duty, and, (b) as a social but not necessary bond. In addition, the handbook utilizes the latest research from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, wishing to suggest by this that the answer to the posed question will likely not come from one discipline alone. Furthermore, our hope is that the implicit criticism that the narrowly constructed research approach of the recent past has contributed to closing off rather than opening up interdisciplinary lines of research becomes in this volume a strong counter discourse. The editors and authors of the handbook commend the research contained within in the hope that it will contribute to better understanding of humanity as an inherently moral species.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heinrichs, Karin (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Models of Moral Motivation

    Oser, Fritz

    Pages 7-24

  • “Why be Moral?” a Philosophical Taxonomy of Moral Motivation

    Wren, Thomas E.

    Pages 27-47

  • Moral Motivation and the Four Component Model

    Thoma, Stephen J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • Deontic and Responsibility Judgments

    Minnameier, Gerhard

    Pages 69-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Moral Motivation
Book Subtitle
Theories, Models, Applications
Editors
  • Karin Heinrichs
  • Fritz Oser
  • Terence Lovat
Series Title
Moral Development and Citizenship Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-275-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-275-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 668
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