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The Contextual Character of Moral Integrity

Transcultural Psychological Applications

  • Dita Šamánková
  • Marek Preiss
  • Tereza Příhodová

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
    Pages 1-4
  3. Philosophy and Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 7-34
    3. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 35-55
  4. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 59-75
    3. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 77-109
  5. Moral Integrity Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 113-119
    3. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 121-133
    4. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 135-168
  6. Cultural Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 171-197
    3. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 199-216
    4. Dita Šamánková, Marek Preiss, Tereza Příhodová
      Pages 217-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-229

About this book

Introduction

“This book is a comprehensive and comprehensible coverage of the philosophical underpinning of the integrity construct as reflected in the Western literature—a must read for researchers and scholars interested in integrity assessments. The authors have integrated insights from several disciplines, and have written in a clear and engaging style. The Czech historical sketch gives an interesting background to these discussions.”
Professor Vish C. Viswesvaran, Florida International University, USA

This book discusses outcomes of a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic, examining moral integrity in the post-communist Czech-speaking environment. Chapters map the history of the Euro-Atlantic ethical disciplines from moral philosophy and psychology to evolutionary neuroscience and socio-biology. The authors emphasize the biological and social conditionality of ethics and call for greater differentiation of both research and applied psychological standards in today’s globalised world. Using a non-European ethical system – Theravada Buddhism – as a case study, the authors explore the differences in English and Czech interpretations of the religion. They analyse cognitive styles and language as central variables in formatting and interpreting moral values, with important consequences for cultural transferability of psychological instruments. This book will appeal to academics and other specialists in psychology, psychiatry, sociology and related fields, as well as to readers interested in the psychology of ethics. 

Keywords

morality studies Psychology of Integrity moral judgement Psychometric Properties of Integrity Measures psychodynamic National Institute of Mental Health, Czech Republic (NIMH) bioethics Theravada Buddhism Kantian Deontology Czech Moral Philosophy Moral Foundations Theory Moral Disengagement Positive Psychology Kernberg’s Psychodynamic Model of Personality Organisation positive Psychology Psychopathology psychometrics Phenomenology

Authors and affiliations

  • Dita Šamánková
    • 1
  • Marek Preiss
    • 2
  • Tereza Příhodová
    • 3
  1. 1.The National Institute of Mental HealthKlecanyCzech Republic
  2. 2.The National Institute of Mental HealthKlecanyCzech Republic
  3. 3.The National Institute of Mental HealthKlecanyCzech Republic

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