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Moral Selves, Evil Selves

The Social Psychology of Conscience

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 3-10
  3. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 11-34
  4. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 35-52
  5. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 93-112
  6. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 113-127
  7. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 147-166
  8. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 167-183
  9. Steven Hitlin
    Pages 185-202
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-269

About this book


This book highlights the oft neglected moral aspect of "the self," examining the variety of neurological, psychological, and social processes that enter into the development and maintenance of moral orientations.


evolution Moral morality psychology social psychology

About the authors

STEVE HITLIN is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Iowa, USA.

Bibliographic information


"We very much need a smart Sociology of Morality, but amazingly it does not exist. Steven Hitlin is one of the most promising young scholars in the discipline who is seeking to correct that problem. Moral Selves, Evil Selves is a crucial contribution to the development of this obviously needed field." - Christian Smith, author of Moral, Believing Animals (Oxford 2003)