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≪Organizer Abstract≫
The majority of previous dialogue regarding what it means to be an ethical psychologist has tended to emphasize the cognitive dimensions of ethical rules, ethical principles, and ethical decision making. More recent dialogue has begun to emphasize the importance of character, emotion, and "virtue" to being ethical. In this symposium, three presenters, each from different countries, will explore the need for integrating all of these concepts in psychology's quest to ensure a high standard of professional and scientific ethics. One presentation will outline the Western and Eastern histories of the concepts; a second will examine the influence of emotion on ethical thinking and decision making; a third will explore how training programs can incorporate an integrated model into their teaching of ethics. A discussant will provide comments and reflections on the presentations, both in general and as they relate to moral engagement and disengagement.
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