Explore BrainMass

Values, Beliefs, and Enculturation - Exploring how and why moral reasoning may differ cross-culturally.

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the solution, here!

Review this week's Web site, "The Psychology of Morality" (http://www.wwu.edu/culture/Sunar.htm)

Define your own definition of moral reasoning.

Compare similarities and differences of moral reasoning in two specific cultures.

Explain how and why moral reasoning may vary in different cultures

Explain why moral reasoning differs or is similar between them.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 21, 2018, 11:38 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/psychology/cross-cultural-psychology/moral-reasoning-may-differ-cross-culturally-449073

Solution Preview

Values, Beliefs and Enculturation:

The culture that is held by a group of people represents the social values and norms that are acceptable to that group of people. The value systems affect how the individuals interact, the choice of language use and even the thought processes. Based on this, the moral reasoning of the people is hence shaped. All the people on the globe are uncultured into a set of beliefs and values. This is evident in their personalities and how they view the world. Unifying people into cultural groups in the general development of individuals is grounded on enculturation. This lifelong process ensures that proper values and beliefs are instilled in a person (Billikopf, 1999).

Definition of Moral Reasoning:

There are different value systems in the world. Humans hold the capacity of differentiating those that are wrong that those that are right in accordance to their beliefs and values. Moral reasoning is the act of an individual trying to make difference of the diverse values system in the world. This decision will be based upon the cultural values that they hold and their personalities.

Exploring How and Why Moral ...

Solution Summary

The expert explains how and why moral reasoning may differ cross-culturally are determined.