Selective Exercise of Moral Agency

  • Albert Bandura
Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 5)


In a recent book titled Everybody Does It!, Gabor (1995) documents the pervasiveness of disengagement of moral self-sanctions from harmful conduct by people of all statuses in all walks of life. A full understanding of human morality must explain not only how people come to behave morally but also how they selectively disengage moral self-sanctions in the transactions of their everyday lives.


Moral Agency Social Cognitive Theory Moral Disengagement Moral Standard Common Humanity 


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